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Girlfriends visit Speaker of Parliament in hospital during the ban

Nurses who have had conflicts with them, may lose year-end bonuses. Coalition partners visited Kollár too, Matovič has apologised.Ján Krempaský, 26. Nov 2020, at 17:28

Kollár broke his second cervical vertebra during the accident. He is now wearing a halo brace.

Jankovská admitted to her relationship with Kočner. She also mentioned Fico

Former state secretary of the Justice Ministry started cooperating with the investigators after months in pre-trial custody for corruption-related crimes.Matúš Burčík, 26. Nov 2020, at 12:29

Monika Jankovská
Mobile sampling point in Košice

Developed at home, the production of Slovakia's COVID-19 vaccine will move abroad

Neuroimmunologist Norbert Žilka oversees the development of the ACvac1 vaccine at Axon Neuroscience.Renáta Zelná26. Nov 2020, at 12:01

Norbert Žilka is the director of the Institute of Neuroimmunology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAV) and also the scientific director of Axon Neuroscience.
Today in Slovakia

News digest: Former state secretary describes the corruption at courts

Schools will definitely not open on Monday. Coronavirus vaccine could be available starting in mid-December. Slovakia joins campaign to fight violence against women.Compiled by Spectator staff, 25. Nov 2020, at 18:11

The Presidential Palace lit in orange, to support the Orange the world! campaign.

Former state secretary Jankovská has reportedly confessed

Coalition politicians have welcomed the news.Compiled by Spectator staff, 25. Nov 2020, at 18:00

Monika Jankovská

Slovakia turns orange and joins campaign to fight violence against women

One in five women has experienced violence. The situation is far from satisfactory, said President Čaputová.Compiled by Spectator staff, 25. Nov 2020, at 17:55

Rules for isolation have been updated. Green list will be extended, too

The issue of short-term stays abroad is still being discussed.Compiled by Spectator staff, 25. Nov 2020, at 17:40

The police speak with a driver on the Bratislava-Berg border crossing on May 17, 2020.

Conditions for opening restaurant terraces specified

Hygienists also offered more specific conditions for mass events with more than six participants.Compiled by Spectator staff, 25. Nov 2020, at 11:51

Restaurants are only allowed to serve guests on outdoor terraces or offer takeaway.
Today in Slovakia

News digest: Slovakia to spend three Advent weekends with testing. President wants it to be voluntary

Seven candidates for the general prosecutor post approved. Acting general prosecutor steps down.Compiled by Spectator staff, 24. Nov 2020, at 18:12

Installation of Christmas tree in Trnava

Tugboat in Bratislava probably crashed and then sank

The cause of the accident is not officially known yet.Compiled by Spectator staff, 24. Nov 2020, at 18:01


Acting general prosecutor steps down after coming to work COVID-19 positive

Viera Kováčiková explained the decision as due to personal attacks.Compiled by Spectator staff, 24. Nov 2020, at 17:59

Viera Kováčiková

Slovak company created antibodies that prevent multiplication of the coronavirus

The company is developing a vaccine as well.Compiled by Spectator staff, 24. Nov 2020, at 11:21

This 2020 electron microscopic image provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - Rocky Mountain Laboratories shows SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, which cause COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S.

UK nationals in Slovakia advised to take action as end of transition period nears

UK Nationals should check the British Embassy's "Living in Guide" for the most up-to-date information.Compiled by Spectator staff, 24. Nov 2020, at 11:11

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Three rounds of testing should take place before Christmas

The first round will be nationwide and should take place in two weeks.Compiled by Spectator staff, 24. Nov 2020, at 11:05

Today in Slovakia

News digest: Sulík presents his pandemic plan, but PM Matovič remains critical

Rules for entering Spain change. Former police chief Gašpar remains in custody. State auctions the 5G network frequencies.Compiled by Spectator staff, 23. Nov 2020, at 18:05

Richard Sulík presented his pandemic plan on November 23.

Government should invite the public and take EU demands in consideration when preparing recovery plan

Non-governmental organisations have sent a letter with requests to the government.Compiled by Spectator staff, 23. Nov 2020, at 17:56

The switch to the euro has helped upgrade Slovakia's ratings.

Most Slovaks reject milder penalties for marijuana

The most supportive are the voters of non-parliamentary Progressive Slovakia.Compiled by Spectator staff, 23. Nov 2020, at 17:51

One third of Slovaks aged 15-34 have experience with marijuana, and 9.3 percent of respondents took marijuana in 2016, the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction found in 2017.

Using only antigen tests for mass testing was the right move, says American mathematician

The rounds of testing work like the layers of a filter, removing a large fraction of infected individuals in each round, says Daniel Larremore.Nina Hrabovská Francelová, 23. Nov 2020, at 14:44

Free antigen testing

Weekend testing did not attract many people

The mass testing was held in 458 municipalities.Compiled by Spectator staff, 23. Nov 2020, at 12:10

The testing in Púchov (Trenčín Region).