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AstraZeneca vaccines against Covid-19
Slovakia registers three deaths post vaccination against Covid-19. 35m7. May 2021, at 15:24
Special shopping hours for older people will be scrapped.
The country switches to the light red tier on national level from next Monday. 5 h7. May 2021, at 10:46
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The total number of cases has exceeded 385,000. 6 h7. May 2021, at 10:07
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You can now also register for a vaccination if you are accompanying a person aged 70 or over. 22 h6. May 2021, at 17:34
The pandemic brought online classes instead of the intercultural exchange Slovak students abroad had been used to or hoping for.
Slovak students share their experiences of studying at universities abroad during the Covid-19 pandemic. 6. máj6. May 2021, at 13:40
Health Minister Vladimír Lengvarský
Only two districts will remain in the dark red tier next week. 5. máj5. May 2021, at 16:17
PM Eduard Heger (right), Deputy PM Veronika Remišová (Za Ľudí) and Deputy PM Igor Matovič (OĽaNO).
Heger cabinet gains parliament's approval. Ministry plans to involve general practitioners in Covid vaccination programme. President bestows award on members of armed forces. 4. máj4. May 2021, at 17:28
The Health Ministry is addressing fears that the vaccination rate will be lower than needed to stop the virus from spreading. 4. máj4. May 2021, at 10:17
PM Eduard Heger was vaccinated in Bratislava during the first weekend of May. He received the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Know-how acquired by people working with excluded Roma communities could help to get the rest of the country immunised quicker. 3. máj3. May 2021, at 14:04
Nationwide coronavirus testing in Bratislava, October 31, 2020.
The money could have built 12 hospitals. 3. máj3. May 2021, at 10:36
Vaccination of teachers in Košice.
The Health Ministry made a decision shortly after Igor Matovič published a critical Facebook status. 3. máj3. May 2021, at 10:26
A shopping centre in Bratislava.
Find out which rules apply when crossing borders, wearing masks and respirators, and going to schools. 2. máj2. May 2021, at 17:06
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The situation in Slovakia keeps improving; more districts will open all schools next week. 28. apr28. Apr 2021, at 16:08
Gargling tests in schools
LAMP tests take samples through gargling or saliva instead of a nasal swab, which is uncomfortable for many. 28. apr28. Apr 2021, at 11:21
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Russians ask for samples of Sputnik V vaccines for testing. 27. apr27. Apr 2021, at 17:56
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People willing to get Russian vaccine is the highest of all 10 surveyed countries. 27. apr27. Apr 2021, at 17:52
UPDATED: Apr 27, 2021 at 11:45

Cabinet prolonged national emergency again

The curfew emptied the streets in Bratislava.
It was extended by another 30 days. 26. apr26. Apr 2021, at 22:35
The empty streets of Bratislava
The cabinet should decide on prolonging the national emergency, but some coalition members reject the idea. 26. apr26. Apr 2021, at 17:47
Sputnik V
The Health Ministry will wait for the official statement of the Russian side. 26. apr26. Apr 2021, at 11:13