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News digest: Slovakia opens more testing sites

Slovaks smoke less than 10 years ago. Former tennis player who skipped the vaccination line helped at a hospital.Compiled by Spectator staff, 19. Jan 2021, at 17:55

Conservative NGOs received gender equality subsidies despite experts' recommendations

Leaked documents show the recipients of the Labour Ministry’s 2020 subsidies were favoured even though they did not achieve the highest score in the competition.Compiled by Spectator staff, 19. Jan 2021, at 17:47

Labour Minister Milan Krajniak (Sme Rodina)

A Slovak hunted a tiger in Africa and used it for advertisement

He may spend one to five years in prison.Compiled by Spectator staff, 19. Jan 2021, at 17:42

People used to cool down in a river during hot summer days (archive photo).

Coronavirus in Slovakia: 1,909 new cases confirmed (graphs)

The total number of cases has exceeded 229,200.Compiled by Spectator staff, 19. Jan 2021, at 10:08

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News digest: Slovakia tests en mass and launches vaccination of seniors

Health minister admits resignation if alert system not observed. Slovak diplomat has a new lucrative post.Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. Jan 2021, at 18:22

The vaccination in nursing homes started.

Political opposition in Russia should not end in custody

Slovak politicians respond to the detention of Alexei Navalny.Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. Jan 2021, at 18:14

Alexei Navalny and his wife Yuliastand in line at the passport control after arriving at Sheremetyevo airport, outside Moscow, on Sunday, January 17, 2021.

The Nitra district reports half the number of positive cases after the second mass testing

The testing also took place in Košice and its surroundings, and Banská Bystrica.Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. Jan 2021, at 11:51

The second round of mass testing in Vráble.
UPDATED: 19. Jan 2021, at 12:35

Curfew will be prolonged. Negative test result will be required for work or trips to nature (FAQ)

Here are some of the answers to questions about the ongoing mass testing.Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. Jan 2021, at 11:47

UPDATED: 17. Jan 2021, at 22:14

Leaving home will be nearly impossible without a negative test

Mass testing, which the government has now branded as screening, starts tomorrow.Compiled by Spectator staff, 17. Jan 2021, at 20:29

PM Igor Matovič

Cabinet agrees on COVID screening

More details will be presented tomorrow.Compiled by Spectator staff, 16. Jan 2021, at 20:22


The elderly will be given preference. Vaccination strategy changes

Health care facilities can now be fined for undue preferential vaccination.Compiled by Spectator staff, 16. Jan 2021, at 19:33

COVID-19 vaccination in Slovakia
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News digest: Minister adjusts vaccine expectations, mass testing decision still in the balance

Police investigate reported surveillance of journalist. Wolf will be protected all year long.Compiled by Spectator staff, 15. Jan 2021, at 17:07

Mass testing for the coronavirus in the Nitra Synagogue.

The wolf will become a year-long protected animal as law stops trophy-hunters

Quotas for the hunting of wolves used to cause conflicts between ministries every year.Compiled by Spectator staff, 15. Jan 2021, at 16:54

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Police investigate surveillance of journalist, IPI calls for utmost seriousness

Police launch criminal prosecution after Denník N reporter said she was followed and opposition MP Robert Fico wrote about her private life.Compiled by Spectator staff, 15. Jan 2021, at 16:49

l-r: Head of Let's Stop Corruption Foundation Zuzana Petková, journalist Monika Tódová, journalist Adam Valček, and Xénia Makarová of the Let's Stop Corruption Foundation
UPDATED Jan 15, 2021, 11:30

News digest: Flights from UK and Ireland still limited, new rules for entering Germany

Bratislava-based company develops a unique PCR test to detect the British strain of coronavirus. Education Ministry has officially confirmed schools will remain closed after January 18.Compiled by Spectator staff, 14. Jan 2021, at 18:00

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Sulík’s party will not leave the coalition despite conflict with PM

Matovič has the right as PM to remove Sulík from office but has not done it so far.Compiled by Spectator staff, 14. Jan 2021, at 17:22

Richard Sulík

Gov't promised transparency, deputy PM now proposes to curb it

Critics and coalition partners speak up against the proposed revision to the public procurement law, authored by Sme Rodina minister.Nina Hrabovská Francelová, 14. Jan 2021, at 15:48

Štefan Holý

A Roma man was fined with €500 for not observing anti-pandemic rules, unlike politicians

Ombudswoman Mária Patakyová is already dealing with the case.Michal Katuška, 14. Jan 2021, at 11:37

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