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Limits on movement become effective, tests developed in Slovakia (news digest)

Ivan Korčok will be appointed the new Foreign Affairs Minister on April 8.Compiled by Spectator staff, 7. Apr 2020, at 22:10

A police officer checks a vehicle in Bratislava during the coronavirus outbreak on April 6, 2020.
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Investigator Mlynarčík, who surveilled Kuciak, was dismissed

The Bratislava Region Police Department initially refused to lay him off.Compiled by Spectator staff, 7. Apr 2020, at 21:57

Police investigator Štefan Mlynarčík (left)and Miroslav Kriak (right), both witnesses, attend a court hearing in the Kuciak case at the Specialised Criminal Court in Pezinok on January 15, 2020.

Coronavirus in Slovakia: Police to fine people for non-essential Easter travels

A new curfew-like measure is in place from April 8 until April 13.Compiled by Spectator staff, 7. Apr 2020, at 21:49

People in Slovakia are asked to not travel between regions during Easter, from April 8 to April 13, unless it is essential.

Bratislava adopts additional anti-coronavirus measures

City council calls on Bratislavans to avoid crowded places and take only the window seat on public transport.Compiled by Spectator staff, 7. Apr 2020, at 19:06

The city public transport company DPB strengthens anti-coronavirus measures.
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Foreign medical workers living in Slovakia ready to help with coronavirus crisis

The Health Ministry is looking for a way to engage them. It is one of the ways the government is looking to secure enough health care professionals to walk Slovakia through the crisis.Nina Hrabovská Francelová, 7. Apr 2020, at 17:29

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Coronavirus in Slovakia: Do I really have to stay at home this Easter? (FAQ)

Questions about stricter limits on people's movement during Easter holidays answered.Michal Katuška7. Apr 2020, at 14:07

PM Igor Matovič announces new measures. He called on pensioners to stay home.

Good news from Slovakia: Scientists are developing their own tests

They plan to donate 100,000 tests to the state.Compiled by Spectator staff, 7. Apr 2020, at 13:46

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Slovakia has 47 new coronavirus cases

The total number of cases has exceeded 580.Compiled by Spectator staff, 7. Apr 2020, at 12:50

Testing the samples at the Slovak Academy of Sciences.
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Slovakia has two coronavirus victims (news digest)

The government toughens up measures on the movement of people at its April 6 session.Compiled by Spectator staff, 7. Apr 2020, at 1:13

President Zuzana Čaputová met with PM Igor Matovič (r) and Speaker of Parliament Boris Kollár (l) on April 6.
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The man who killed Kuciak learns his punishment

The verdict is not valid yet, the prosecutor has appealed.Compiled by Spectator staff, 7. Apr 2020, at 0:55

Miroslav Marček is escorted to the courtroom.
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Sme daily’s editor-in-chief nominated for prestigious European Press Prize

The laureates will be announced in June.Compiled by Spectator staff, 6. Apr 2020, at 13:51

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Domestic coronavirus tests are for sale on the internet

The supplier claims they only need an EU certificate to sell them.Compiled by Spectator staff, 6. Apr 2020, at 13:39

Testing the samples in Medirex.

New sampling sites will be raised in front of hospitals in Slovakia

They will not be in front of every facility though.Compiled by Spectator staff, 6. Apr 2020, at 13:25

Matovič on the coronavirus map: The atmosphere doesn’t favour more detailed data

A lawyer is critical of the plan to publish the information contained in the coronavirus map.Adam Valček, 6. Apr 2020, at 11:42

A map of patients positively diagnosed with the coronavirus.
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Testing reaches four digits and aid for business starts (news digest)

Rules for financial aid for businesses, new rules for people arriving in Slovakia and news about testing. Read your overview of news from the weekend.Compiled by Spectator staff, 5. Apr 2020, at 20:43

200 people who were brought home through the state repatriation efforts will be quarantined in a student dormitory in Košice.

New coronavirus measures: Mandatory isolation for everybody arriving in Slovakia

The measures will be in place until further notice.Compiled by Spectator staff, 5. Apr 2020, at 20:31

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Easter with the coronavirus: Gov't to further limit movement for six days

Meeting relatives and friends is not advised, but outings into nature within one's own district will be allowed.Compiled by Spectator staff, 5. Apr 2020, at 20:23

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Stricter abortion rules do not require coalition deal. What is in the coalition agreement?

All but one MP signed the agreement, normally just leaders of coalition parties sign this document.Daniela Hajčáková, 3. Apr 2020, at 18:02

Four coalition leaders signed the coalition agreement on March 21.
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Number of people tested goes up, state labs are reaching full capacity (news digest)

Testing of people from settlements has started. Read your overview of news from Slovakia from April 3.Compiled by Spectator staff, 3. Apr 2020, at 17:48

Finance Minister Eduard Heger announces aid for self-employed and small and medium businesses - postponed loan payments.
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