Coronavirus in Slovakia: 1 new case confirmed (graphs)

The total number of cases has increased to 1,521.Compiled by Spectator staff, 30. May 2020, at 9:42

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E-quarantine now possible via Apple phones (news digest)

Court proceeding over controversial cheques postponed and the police reportedly detained the head of the Bratislava ring-road constructor. Roundup of news from May 29.Compiled by Spectator staff, 29. May 2020, at 18:39

The primary school in Prešov is preparing for reopening on June 1.

One-fifth of Slovaks do not believe official data on coronavirus testing

Political preferences play a role, the recent poll suggests.Compiled by Spectator staff, 29. May 2020, at 18:24

Testing for COVID-19 antibodies at Alpha Medical.

Afraid of public transport? Try shared bikes, e-scooters or e-mopeds

Bratislava offers diverse alternative transport.29. May 2020, at 14:01

Yellow Slovnaft bikes with green Bolt scooters.
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Central crisis staff has not decided on ending the state of emergency yet (news digest)

Trnava-based carmaker will be the first auto producer to return to its pre-crisis operation.Compiled by Spectator staff, 28. May 2020, at 23:06

PM Igor Matovič

Slovakia earns reputation as a success story in the coronavirus pandemic

What international media are writing about the coronavirus in Slovakia and its strategy to contain the outbreak.Compiled by Spectator staff, 28. May 2020, at 21:56

PM Igor Matovič and President Zuzana Čaputová

Fico or Pellegrini? Former prime ministers fight to lead Smer

Pellegrini departure would mean further radicalisation of party, warns analyst.Nina Hrabovská Francelová, 28. May 2020, at 15:31

Peter Pellegrini (left) and Robert Fico (right)
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New rules for wearing masks come into force

Chief hygienist announced further exceptions, effective from May 28 noon.Compiled by Spectator staff, 28. May 2020, at 13:57

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Foreign doctors criticise changes enabling them to help during the coronavirus pandemic

Although they welcome the changes, foreign doctors point to several problematic points.Compiled by Spectator staff, 28. May 2020, at 13:49

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Gabčík and Kubiš were taken in by an English family while they prepared for the assassination of Heydrich

The Ellisons had no idea about Operation Anthropoid, which resulted in the assassination of the main Holocaust architect by Czechoslovak paratroopers.Nina Sobotovičová28. May 2020, at 12:53

The administrator of the Porchester Gate building in London, where the Czechoslovak military intelligence service was based during the Second World War and where secret agents planned Operation Anthropoid, shows photos of the event's executors - Jan Kubiš and Jozef Gabčík.
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MFA: It is too early to talk about complete easing of borders (news digest)

PM Igor Matovič has not said when the state of emergency will be over.Compiled by Spectator staff, 27. May 2020, at 23:08

Control at Slovak-Hungarian border

Coronavirus imported to Slovakia from over 50 countries

People who had visited the Philippines, United Arab Emirates and other countries tested positive with COVID-19.Compiled by Spectator staff, 27. May 2020, at 22:58

People read in the Liszt Garden of the University Library in Bratislava, which serves as a reading and study space on the first day of its reopening on May 27, 2020. The University Library in Bratislava also reopened its gates to the public on Wednesday.

Young people fear economic rather than health consequences of the coronavirus

Young people living in smaller towns are more pessimistic.Compiled by Spectator staff, 27. May 2020, at 13:51

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Q&A: Should parents accompany their children to school?

Schools are dealing with common, COVID-related issues differently.Daniela Hajčáková, 27. May 2020, at 13:40

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A riot in Smer: Pellegrini calls on Fico to step down (news digest)

Hungary will open its border with Slovakia. More people favour self-isolation over state quarantine.Compiled by Spectator staff, 26. May 2020, at 22:17

Smer deputy chair Peter Pellegrini called on Smer chair Robert Fico to step down at his press conference on May 26, 2020.

The Slovak police arrested a suspected serial killer

Who are Slovakia’s best known serial killers?Compiled by Spectator staff, 26. May 2020, at 21:48

Serial murderer Ondrej Rigo.

Matovič wants to make blocking of highways a crime

He praised farmers last year, but reprimands fitness trainers now.Roman Cuprik, 26. May 2020, at 14:01


Greenery and repair of roads remain priorities in corona-affected Bratislava

Bratislava estimates the COVID-19-related drop in its budget at €40 million this year.Compiled by Spectator staff, 26. May 2020, at 12:59

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Operators of fitness centres blocked a highway to Bratislava (news digest)

Slovakia launched discussions with its neighbours to loosen the regime on their mutual borders.Compiled by Spectator staff, 25. May 2020, at 22:46

The owners of fitness centres slowed down the traffic on the D1 highway on May 25.

People from Slovakia will be able to stay abroad for longer, cinemas and theatres to open on Sundays

Group of experts has updated some conditions for measures eased in the fourth stage.Compiled by Spectator staff, 25. May 2020, at 22:27

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