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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.
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.
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|
|Vranov nad Topľou|
|Spišská Nová Ves|
|Trenčín||Bánovce nad Bebravou|
|Nové Mesto nad Váhom|
|Kysucké Nové Mesto|
Read more about the coronavirus outbreak in Slovakia:
- Do I have the coronavirus? How to proceed if you have a suspicion
- Coronavirus in Slovakia: statistics
- How to travel to and from Slovakia during COVID-19
- The list of low-risk countries and risky regions
- More information about what the coronavirus is and how to protect yourself from the infection (WHO)
- Q&A: State of emergency declared about coronavirus+