UPDATED: Bratislava and Košice will be exempt from second round of testing

See the list of districts where the mass testing using speed tests will take place this weekend.

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The central crisis staff announced that the second round of the testing will take place as scheduled on November 7 and 8.

More than 3.6 million people tested during the weekend Read more 

However, it will not take place in every district in Slovakia. Bratislava, Košice and 25 districts, where less than 0.7 percent of those tested were positive, will be exempt. See the list of districts where testing will take place below.

PM Igor Matovič noted that it does not mean that people in those districts with a positivity rate of under 1 percent COVID-19 are safe and cannot get infected.

Mobile test sites will be established

A mobile sampling place (MOM) will be established in each district, where people can get tested with antigen tests for free without stating any reason. Matovič announced that they will start to establish such places next week.

Twice a month, all employees of hospitals and patients will have an opportunity to get tested, along with clients and employees at care homes and those involved in critical infrastructure.

Matovič also said that after the second round of the testing, a negative test result will be required to cross borders when entering the country. The number of border crossings will be limited along with the border's opening hours. He expects that about million tests will be conducted on borders per week.

Where the testing will take place

The second round of the testing will take place in 45 districts, mostly in northern Slovakia. These are the districts where the testing will take place, along with the territorial units of the armed forces that they fall under:

Armed forces territorial unit Districts
MalackySenica
Skalica
MartinDolný Kubín
Martin
Námestovo
Turčianske Teplice
MichalovceHumenné
Medzilaborce
Michalovce
Snina
Sobrance
Vranov nad Topľou
PrešovBardejov
Kežmarok
Levoča
Poprad
Prešov
Sabinov
Stará Ľubovňa
Stropkov
Svidník
RožňavaGelnica
Spišská Nová Ves
RužomberokLiptovský Mikuláš
Ružomberok
Tvrdošín
SereďDunajská Streda
TopoľčanyPartizánske
Prievidza
Topoľčany
TrenčínBánovce nad Bebravou
Ilava
Myjava
Nové Mesto nad Váhom
Považská Bystrica
Púchov
Trenčín
ZvolenBanská Bystrica
Brezno
Detva
Zvolen
ŽilinaBytča
Čadca
Kysucké Nové Mesto
Žilina

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