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Coronavirus in Slovakia: 2,573 new cases confirmed (graphs)

The total number of cases has exceeded 57,600.Compiled by Spectator staff, 31. Oct 2020, at 10:19

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News digest: Health care staff still lacking, president asks for amends

Slovakia is preparing to launch the nationwide testing on Saturday morning, but the government admitted they still need hundreds of health care staff. Kotleba violates quarantine and hospitals in the north are full.Compiled by Spectator staff, 30. Oct 2020, at 16:20

The Bratislava Self-Governing Region started testing its staff on October 30.

Global media on testing: Slovak government tests COVID and patience of the nation

This kind of testing can't be implemented overnight, the media says.Compiled by Spectator staff, 30. Oct 2020, at 15:53

Testing is impossible to carry out as planned, president says

President Zuzana Čaputová asked the government to reconsider measures for people who do not get tested, many will not get a chance.Compiled by Spectator staff, 30. Oct 2020, at 12:16

President Zuzana Čaputová met with the representatives of the armed forces.

Hospitals in the north are overwhelmed, Žilina worst off

Bojnice Hospital says they will not be able to treat patients who need surgical care if they reserve more beds for COVID patients.Compiled by Spectator staff, 30. Oct 2020, at 11:55

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News digest: Who will take the swabs?

The government offers hundreds of euros to health care staff for testing. Curfew ends on Saturday for some. Take a look at testing sites and more.Compiled by Spectator staff, 29. Oct 2020, at 18:30

PM Igor Matovič helped with testing in Tvrdošín.

Health care professionals still lacking ahead of Saturday's testing

Government avoids mobilisation for now, PM offers an extra bonus to health care professionals who can serve the whole weekend.Compiled by Spectator staff, 29. Oct 2020, at 18:22

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Where to get tested in Bratislava

People interested in testing should follow the official websites and the Facebook page of their respective town or borough.Compiled by Spectator staff, 29. Oct 2020, at 11:40

Mobile sampling points at Hviezdoslavovo Square in Bratislava

People with negative tests can go to hairdresser or outdoor terraces

Those with a negative test result will have to follow rules introduced on October 15.Compiled by Spectator staff, 29. Oct 2020, at 11:39

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News digest: The Gale targets corruption, cabinet officially prolongs curfew

Slovakia learned about biggest corporate taxpayers, the president signed laws changing the minimum wage and 13th pensions. Read the latest news overview.Compiled by Spectator staff, 28. Oct 2020, at 18:17

Mobile testing units were built in the Hviezdoslavovo Square in Bratislava.
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Afraid of testing? Minimise your risk of infection with these test day tips

Coughing is the most dangerous part of the testing process.Ján Krempaský, 28. Oct 2020, at 18:08

Zborov, the Bardejov district
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The big testing: When and where to show up, and what if I don't want to? (FAQ)

Here is what we know about the practicalities of the nationwide testing so far. Testing also applies to foreigners and diplomats in Slovakia.Compiled by Spectator staff, 28. Oct 2020, at 15:30

Pilot testing in Bardejov
UPDATED: 28. Oct 2020, at 18:28

Storm transforms into Gale. More judges and an influential businessman detained

The police raid related to corruption in Bratislava courts.Compiled by Spectator staff, 28. Oct 2020, at 11:24

Businessman Zoroslav Kollár (l) was brought to NAKA.
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Two sisters documented pilot testing in Orava on Instagram. Thousands of people saw their videos

They say they inspired people who previously hesitated to go to the testing.Compiled by Spectator staff, 28. Oct 2020, at 11:19

Iveta Kľúčiková and her sister Katarína Kľúčiková in one of their videos.
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Curfew might end on November 15

The date has been approved by the central crisis staff.Compiled by Spectator staff, 28. Oct 2020, at 11:16

The emptied streets of Bratislava.

A step-by-step guide to nationwide testing

Bring your ID and mask.Compiled by Spectator staff, 28. Oct 2020, at 10:15

Testing in Bardejov
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News digest: Nationwide testing gained contours

The Defence Ministry reveals details on upcoming testing, removal of the STU rector was far from normal. Take a look at our latest news digest.Compiled by Spectator staff, 27. Oct 2020, at 17:50

President Zuzana Čaputová meeting with scientists and experts on epidemiology, infectology and medicine.

Foreigners and diplomats expected to come to testing

Defence minister revealed the plan for the upcoming nationwide testing. President Čaputová calls for ensuring that health care is still provided.Compiled by Spectator staff, 27. Oct 2020, at 17:45

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Senate voted STU rector down. Police called to the uni as well

The session of the Academic Senate proposed that Rector Fikar be dismissed.Zuzana Kovačič Hanzelová27. Oct 2020, at 11:50

Miroslav Fikar

Not enough healthcare workers for nationwide testing

The state may need to order that all available healthcare workers assist during nationwide testing.Compiled by Spectator staff, 27. Oct 2020, at 11:37

Testing in Bardejov