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Antibody tests help uncover those who overcame COVID-19 in the past

Labs offer antibody tests to paying clients.Jana Liptáková, 5. May 2020, at 22:24

Testing for COVID-19 antibodies at Alpha Medical.

Good news from Slovakia: Retired partisan played for pensioners in his garden

92-year-old Vladimír Strmeň played accordion for three days in Radvaň.Compiled by Spectator staff, 4. May 2020, at 22:55

Vladimír Strmeň

Measures lifted faster than planned in Slovakia

Experts stress the importance of observing the measures as we cannot afford a second epidemic wave.Compiled by Spectator staff, 4. May 2020, at 16:16

PM Igor Matovič while introducing the further liberation of coronavirus measures.

Coronavirus pares away Bratislava’s budget

The city prepares for a drop in revenue.Compiled by Spectator staff, 4. May 2020, at 10:55

Bratislava Castle seen from the Hodzovo Square in front of the Presidential Palace.

No admission exams for high schools this year

Students' grades up until now will decide.Compiled by Spectator staff, 29. Apr 2020, at 21:17

Albert Einstein Grammar School in Bratislava.

Slovakia to relocate €1.3 billion from EU funds to combat impacts of the pandemic

The so-far unused EU funds will be relocated into five key spheres.Compiled by Spectator staff, 29. Apr 2020, at 20:48

Veronika Remišová (Za Ľudí), vice prime minister for investments and informatisation

FAQ: Crossing the borders amid COVID-19 measures in Slovakia

A less strict regime for some people, mainly those living in cross-border regions, applies as of May 1.Michal Katuška, 29. Apr 2020, at 20:41

The border crossing near Rajka

Good news from Slovakia: Serial production of lung ventilator designed by Slovak scientists launched

They financed the development of the device from their own resources.Compiled by Spectator staff, 28. Apr 2020, at 14:01

Young Slovak scientists brothers Samuel Furka (in the middle) and Daniel Furka (second left), senior doctor Patrik Palacka (second right),  Michal Géci, coordinator of the humanitarian project (left) and student Dalibor Gallik (right).

Coronavirus in Slovakia: Analysts described how schools could open

Education could start with smaller groups of pupils to ensure social distancing.Compiled by Spectator staff, 28. Apr 2020, at 0:28

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COVID-19 rules related to cross-border workers to be reviewed

Slovak carers in Austria demanded simpler rules at a protest on April 26.Compiled by Spectator staff, 27. Apr 2020, at 13:10

A group of Slovak carers working in Austria protest at the Berg-Bratislava border crossing on April 26, 2020.

Pellegrini better than Matovič at handling the coronavirus, survey shows

The Focus agency conducted the poll before Slovakia revealed its exit strategy.Compiled by Spectator staff, 27. Apr 2020, at 13:00

PM Igor Matovič (left) was a guest on the TV programme Na telo, hosted by Michal Kovačič (right), on Sunday, April 26, 2020.
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Situation improves, easing measures further discussed (news digest)

Testing of seniors started in several places, some positive cases appeared in nursing homes.Compiled by Spectator staff, 24. Apr 2020, at 17:33

Zemplínska Šírava in the far east of Slovakia.

Some districts might ease restrictions slower than others

Economists endorse the regional principle in terms of Slovakia's exit strategy from COVID-19 measures.Compiled by Spectator staff, 24. Apr 2020, at 16:34

Economists met with the prime minister and the finance minister to discuss the opening of the economy.

Marketplaces and small shops open, seniors face more restrictions

Draught beer can be purchased but should only be consumed at home in many municipalities.Michal Katuška, 23. Apr 2020, at 13:39

Žilinská marketplace in Bratislava.
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Slovakia attempts a start at returning to normal on Earth Day (news digest)

The crisis management team lifted the first coronavirus restrictions on April 22. Read your overview of news from Slovakia.Compiled by Spectator staff, 22. Apr 2020, at 22:32

Slovakia began to reopen itself amid the coronavirus pandemic on April 22, 2020.

Outdoor markets have opened

The first phase of easing coronavirus measures have begun.Compiled by Spectator staff, 22. Apr 2020, at 13:53

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Slovakia starts lifting its coronavirus measures (news digest)

Testing continued in retirement homes and in Roma settlements, a major shoe producer restarted production. Your overview of news from April 21.Compiled by Spectator staff, 21. Apr 2020, at 20:25

Empty streets of Bratislava.

Movement increased in Slovakia before Easter. Apple tool shows their movements

Apple and Google join to create a tracking tool.Compiled by Spectator staff, 21. Apr 2020, at 19:55

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How Matovič imagines the lifting of coronavirus measures

The prime minister presented four gradual phases, to be greenlighted by the general crisis staff on Tuesday.Compiled by Spectator staff, 20. Apr 2020, at 23:41