The COVID-19 was first diagnosed in Slovakia on March 6. Read more about the reactions and the measures taken to counter the spread of the infection here. 

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Leaving home will be nearly impossible without a negative test

Mass testing, which the government has now branded as screening, starts tomorrow.Compiled by Spectator staff, 17. Jan 2021, at 20:29

PM Igor Matovič

Coronavirus in Slovakia: 573 new cases confirmed (graphs)

The total number of cases has exceeded 223,300.Compiled by Spectator staff, 17. Jan 2021, at 10:19

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Cabinet agrees on COVID screening

More details will be presented tomorrow.Compiled by Spectator staff, 16. Jan 2021, at 20:22


Vaccination strategy to change

People from critical infrastructure will be moved to the list of replacements.Compiled by Spectator staff, 16. Jan 2021, at 19:33

COVID-19 vaccination in Slovakia

The PM lacks support for his testing plans

Scientists and health care experts say that mass testing should only occur in the hardest-hit districts.Compiled by Spectator staff, 13. Jan 2021, at 17:38

PM Igor Matovič

Parliament upholds extension of national emergency

83 MPs supported the previous cabinet decision from late December.Compiled by Spectator staff, 13. Jan 2021, at 11:44

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Coming from red countries? You need to follow these rules

New rules came into force on January 11, 2021.Compiled by Spectator staff, 12. Jan 2021, at 17:40

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Cabinet wants mass testing to break the curve

Testing may take place on a weekly basis until late February.Compiled by Spectator staff, 11. Jan 2021, at 18:13

PM Igor Matovič

Thousands of people got tested during the weekend

The lockdown is not enough, we should be testing, PM Matovič said.Compiled by Spectator staff, 11. Jan 2021, at 11:49

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Travelling abroad? You should avoid these countries

Most EU countries will be considered risky.Compiled by Spectator staff, 11. Jan 2021, at 8:20

Slovak holidaymakers walk towards a Ryanair plane July 4 at M. R. Štefánik Airport in Bratislava.

New coronavirus strain confirmed in Bratislava

Strict distancing measures will definitely need to be in place for a long time, hospitals face hard times, health minister said.Compiled by Spectator staff, 9. Jan 2021, at 19:25

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Foreigners' Police departments stay closed

The Interior Ministry has limited the work of its client centres until further notice.Compiled by Spectator staff, 9. Jan 2021, at 15:17

Foreigners' Police Department on Regrútska 4, Bratislava-Vajnory.
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News digest: New coronavirus strain possibly detected in Nitra

Slovak scientists develop test to identify the new strain. Bratislava is ready for mass testing. Former police chief Lučanský buried in his native village.Compiled by Spectator staff, 8. Jan 2021, at 17:29

Dozens of people came to light candles in front of the Police Presidium in Bratislava on the day of the funeral of Milan Lučanský.

Austria will be stricter in checking incomers at borders

Some border crossings may close next week.Compiled by Spectator staff, 8. Jan 2021, at 17:03

Border crossing near Berg
UPDATED: 6. Jan 2020, at 15:56

Cabinet approves stricter curfew in Nitra

The town will organise mass testing during the upcoming weekend.Compiled by Spectator staff, 5. Jan 2021, at 17:52

The situation in the Nitra district is critical.

New strain of coronavirus from the UK confirmed in Slovakia

It spreads faster, particularly among children.Compiled by Spectator staff, 5. Jan 2021, at 12:44

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Situation in Nitra is critical. Some call for total lockdown

The district crisis staff suggests restricting the operation of production companies, opening kindergartens for some children only and limiting the number of people in shops.Compiled by Spectator staff, 4. Jan 2021, at 17:41

Nitra Mayor Marek Hattas (r) and hospital head Milan Dubaj (l) talk about the critical situation in the town.

Some churches in Orava remained open despite ban

The police will deal with the incidents.Compiled by Spectator staff, 4. Jan 2021, at 11:45

Churches can only let in 50-percent of their capacity of seated church-goers.

Healthcare staff and nursing home employees can register for vaccination online

Those taking care of COVID-19 patients take priority.Compiled by Spectator staff, 4. Jan 2021, at 11:42

COVID-19 vaccination in Slovakia