LAST WEEK IN SLOVAKIA

Slovakia might have squandered its moment to take a breath

The fall brings stricter measures yet authorities are determined to keep borders and economy as open as possible.

Late summer days in Bratislava will be marked by stricter anti-COVID measures as cases surge in the capital. Late summer days in Bratislava will be marked by stricter anti-COVID measures as cases surge in the capital. (Source: Sme - Jozef Jakubčo)

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Measures tighten nationwide as the case count rises. Slovakia could have prepared better for the second wave of the epidemic. The harshest economic drop in the post-1993 history is more moderate than expected.

Measures return, less stringent than in the spring for now

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