Coronavirus numbers are set to rise for two to three months, chief hygienist says

Hygienists worry about mixed infections and call on at-risk groups to get the flu vaccine.

PM Igor Matovič (r) and chief hygienist Ján Mikas (l) before the August 12 cabinet session.PM Igor Matovič (r) and chief hygienist Ján Mikas (l) before the August 12 cabinet session. (Source: SITA)

The number of coronavirus infections is set to rise for another two to three months, Chief Hygienist Ján Mikas said.

After that, he hopes the cases will decrease again when the second wave of the pandemic that Slovakia is currently going through ends, he said in an interview with the vZdravotnictve.sk health care information website.

"Then we will see if another wave comes or if the vaccine will be available," Mikas said.

Coronavirius has not slipped out of control yet

The rest of this article is premium content at Spectator.sk
Subscribe now for full access

I already have subscription - Sign in

Subscription provides you with:
  • Immediate access to all locked articles (premium content) on Spectator.sk
  • Special weekly news summary + an audio recording with a weekly news summary to listen to at your convenience (received on a weekly basis directly to your e-mail)
  • PDF version of the latest issue of our newspaper, The Slovak Spectator, emailed directly to you
  • Access to all premium content on Sme.sk and Korzar.sk

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

Threats have worked. People queued for COVID testing before the official start

The nationwide testing in Slovakia started with four districts in the north. Here is a report from the first day in Orava.

Bardejov

Day two of pilot testing in hardest-hit regions is off to a smoother start

PM Igor Matovič and Health Minister Marek Krajčí are helping the sampling teams, too.

Trstená, the Tvrdošín district

Foreigner's Police will be closed during the lockdown

Those who have booked appointments from October 26-30 must reschedule.

The Foreigners' Police department in Dunajská Streda.

No test, no work. Employees will have to take paid or unpaid leave

Those who will be quarantined with a positive test result will be entitled to pandemic sick leave.

Illustrative stock photo