News digest: Slovaks bid farewell to the ice hockey championship

Slovak team is among the world's top eight after eight years. Beware of the bears. Positive PCR tests in double digits ahead of the weekend.

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Slovak ice hockey team among the top eight

Slovakia ended eighth at the World Ice Hockey Championship in Riga, Latvia. Thursday's match against the US team was Slovakia's first time in the quarter-finals since 2013.

The revived Slovak dream of championship medals was abruptly ended in the first period of the match when the American team scored three goals and did not leave much room for the Slovak players to respond, the Sme daily reported.

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