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Coronavirus

Coronavirus was diagnosed in Slovakia on March 6. Read more about the reactions and the measures taken to counter the spread of the infection here. 

Contact for the public about coronavirus: Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic – 0917 222 682, E-mail: novykoronavirus@uvzsr.sk. 

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The coronavirus disease may peak in mid-July in Slovakia (news digest)

Farmers ask people not to promenade on fields, while a furniture producer lays off most staff. Read the overview of news from March 30.Compiled by Spectator staff, 30. Mar 2020, at 22:42

New measures came in force on March 30, resulting in people waiting in queues in front of several shops.
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Data on sick people published, containing exact streets, age and gender

Though the data is unavailable for now, it should be accessible to the public later.Compiled by Spectator staff, 30. Mar 2020, at 22:36

A map of patients positively diagnosed with the coronavirus.

A patient positive with coronavirus died shortly after leaving hospital

The autopsy will show the real reason of death.Compiled by Spectator staff, 30. Mar 2020, at 22:33

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Coronavirus updates from Slovakia: Flights cancelled until Easter

Check out the recent reports on the coronavirus situation in Slovakia from March 27-29.Compiled by Spectator staff, 30. Mar 2020, at 13:35

A vending machine in Prievidza now sells masks.
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Slovaks developed an alternative to lung ventilation

The device can help in emergency times.Compiled by Spectator staff, 30. Mar 2020, at 13:29

A team of Slovak scientists designed an alternative to artificial lung ventilation.
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Slovakia has 22 new coronavirus cases

The total number of cases is close to 340.Compiled by Spectator staff, 30. Mar 2020, at 13:15

Testing the samples at the Slovak Academy of Sciences.

How the state plans to help companies and the self-employed

The government has presented its first economy aid plan.Martina Raabová29. Mar 2020, at 12:06

Finance Minister Eduard Heger.

Coping with the coronavirus: Slovakia opens some shops but tightens hygienic measures

The crisis staff has agreed on a number of new rules, valid as of Monday, March 30.Michaela Terenzani, 28. Mar 2020, at 15:28

People in protective masks on public transport in Bratislava.

Private labs join the coronavirus testing

Sampling sites to be established in front of all hospitals.Compiled by Spectator staff, 26. Mar 2020, at 22:51

Testing the samples in Medirex.
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Good news from Slovakia: STU and Matador work on a lung ventilator prototype

They want to help in the most critical moments.Compiled by Spectator staff, 26. Mar 2020, at 13:47

Slovak University of Technology

Despite a daily capacity of 1,000, only 300 tests are being carried out

PM Igor Matovič wants to significantly increase the number of tests per day by involving private and academic labs.Ján Krempaský26. Mar 2020, at 13:42

Patients waiting in front of the University Hospital Bratislava to be tested.
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An initiative helps survivors of the totalitarian regime

The Post Bellum non-governmental organisation set up a special website and free phone line.Compiled by Spectator staff, 26. Mar 2020, at 13:25

Post Bellum gave masks to the clients of the Ohel David retirement home.
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Lex Corona softer than proposed, first red hospital emerged in Bratislava (news digest)

More medical material arrived in Slovakia. Your overview of news from March 25.Compiled by Spectator staff, 25. Mar 2020, at 21:57

Wearing protective masks in public is obligatory in Slovakia as of Wednesday, March 25.
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Helping hospitals with shields from 3D printers

The initiative is looking for volunteers with 3D printers at home.Compiled by Spectator staff, 25. Mar 2020, at 21:49

Shields protect hospital staff from the virus.

Economic measures in time of the coronavirus

Take a look at the measures that the government has introduced, pending cabinet and parliament approval.Martina Raabová25. Mar 2020, at 21:40

PM Igor Matovic leads his first cabinet session.

Good news from Slovakia: People unite in the times of crisis to help medical staff

The new platforms managed to collect thousands of euros to help obtain necessary protective equipment.Compiled by Spectator staff, 25. Mar 2020, at 13:26

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The number of blood donors shrank. But blood is still needed

What measures are being applied due to the coronavirus outbreak?Compiled by Spectator staff, 25. Mar 2020, at 13:24

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A bill to allow for usage of mobile carrier data valid until late 2020

Personal data protection is not absolute, Justice Minister Kolíková said.Compiled by Spectator staff, 24. Mar 2020, at 22:56

Slovak MPs sit in a parliamentary session.
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Foreigners volunteer to help Slovakia, masks and tests arriving from China (news digest)

Prepare for cold nights. Your overview of news from March 24.Compiled by Spectator staff, 24. Mar 2020, at 22:48

Slovakia and the Czech Republic receive help in the fight against COVID-19 at the Prague airport on March 24, 2020.

Schools will remain shut until further notice

Some key school-leaving exams have been cancelled, others postponed.Compiled by Spectator staff, 24. Mar 2020, at 22:43

Albert Einstein Grammar School in Bratislava.