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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).

Special regional restrictions and better tracing. SaS has introduced its plan to fight the pandemic

The document is based on eight chapters, which should contribute to economic recovery.Compiled by Spectator staff, 23. Nov 2020, at 11:48

Richard Sulík introduces his plan.

Coronavirus in Slovakia: 231 new cases confirmed (graphs)

The total number of cases has exceeded 96,400.Compiled by Spectator staff, 23. Nov 2020, at 10:07

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News digest: Another nationwide testing could take place before the holidays

Economy Minister Richard Sulík assigned to buy 16 million rapid antigen tests. Ambassadors to strategic countries receive presidential credentials. Post office issues special Christmas stamp.Compiled by Spectator staff, 19. Nov 2020, at 17:47

Testing with rapid antigen tests is available around Slovakia, PM Matovič wants to test the whole nation again in December.

Slovakia will purchase 16 million antigen tests

PM Matovič: Another nationwide testing may be held before Christmas.Compiled by Spectator staff, 19. Nov 2020, at 11:33

Economy Minister Richard Sulík (l) was charged by PM Igor Matovič (r) to purchase millions of antigen tests.

Pandemic situation impacts more trains

The state-run carrier has cancelled several trains to the Czech Republic.Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. Nov 2020, at 11:37

The main railway station in Bratislava.

Another round of mass testing in selected municipalities confirmed for this weekend

Schools open after New Year, no lockdown for Christmas for now.Compiled by Spectator staff, 16. Nov 2020, at 21:00

The testing in Prešov on Sunday, November 8.

Open theatres or churches, but closed schools. These measures are currently in place

Several new measures came into force on November 16.Compiled by Spectator staff, 16. Nov 2020, at 17:55

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Austria is considering mass testing à la Slovakia

It still remains an open topic, though.Compiled by Spectator staff, 16. Nov 2020, at 11:35

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz

Coming from red countries? You need to follow these rules

The rules change on November 16, 2020.Compiled by Spectator staff, 15. Nov 2020, at 19:35

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How to travel to and from Slovakia during COVID-19

Check out which border crossings are open, and how bus, train and air transport works.Radka Minarechová, 15. Nov 2020, at 19:34

The airport in Bratislava reopened.
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News digest: Team Slovakia qualifies for Euro 2020 and some more good news

GDP is doing better than expected and there is a break in the epidemic curve. Measures will slightly ease as of Monday, and Slovakia will observe European classification of risky countries.Compiled by Spectator staff, 13. Nov 2020, at 19:03

The Slovak national team won against Northern Ireland 2:1 in Belfast and advanced to the European Championship.

Slovakia has ordered 2.44 million COVID-19 vaccines

The country will receive them as soon as they are available.Compiled by Spectator staff, 12. Nov 2020, at 11:53

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National emergency will be prolonged

The cabinet did not approve changes to the curfew.Compiled by Spectator staff, 11. Nov 2020, at 17:30

PM Igor Matovič arrives at the cabinet session.

Want to open? You should test people, the prime minister suggests

Restaurants, fitness centres, swimming pools, schools and churches have been offered to participate in mass testing.Compiled by Spectator staff, 11. Nov 2020, at 11:52

Many restaurants struggle as they are affected by stringent measures.

More than one-third of Slovaks feel highly threatened by the pandemic

The atmosphere in society is similar to spring when the pandemic broke out.Compiled by Spectator staff, 10. Nov 2020, at 18:29

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Some villages and towns will undergo another round of testing

Conditions at the borders should change, too.Compiled by Spectator staff, 10. Nov 2020, at 11:15

Testing in Pezinok

More than 2 million people tested in the second round of mass testing

Situation remains serious in the districts of Púchov and Stará Ľubovňa, tests showed.Compiled by Spectator staff, 9. Nov 2020, at 17:50

Defence Minister Jaroslav Naď presents the results of the second round of mass testing.
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Firefighters offer a helping hand with antigen testing

They opened testing sites in 25 green districts.Compiled by Spectator staff, 9. Nov 2020, at 15:23

The mobile testing site in Bratislava.