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Polish doctors will help take swabs in Slovakia this weekend. People who have had COVID can just show their positive test result. 22. jan22. Jan 2021, at 17:22
Numbers of victims of human trafficking is alarming. Coronavirus spreads among homeless people in Bratislava. 21. jan21. Jan 2021, at 18:27
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Schools will continue with distance education. Curfew will be applied on January 25 and 26 too. 20. jan20. Jan 2021, at 17:32
Slovaks smoke less than 10 years ago. Former tennis player who skipped the vaccination line helped at a hospital. 19. jan19. Jan 2021, at 17:55
The vaccination in nursing homes started.
Health minister admits resignation if alert system not observed. Slovak diplomat has a new lucrative post. 18. jan18. Jan 2021, at 18:22
Mass testing for the coronavirus in the Nitra Synagogue.
Police investigate reported surveillance of journalist. Wolf will be protected all year long. 15. jan15. Jan 2021, at 17:07
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Bratislava-based company develops a unique PCR test to detect the British strain of coronavirus. Education Ministry has officially confirmed schools will remain closed after January 18. 14. jan14. Jan 2021, at 18:00
Scientists fire back at PM Matovič after his harsh criticism. Moderna vaccine has arrived in Slovakia. Austria will close two border crossings with Slovakia on Thursday. 13. jan13. Jan 2021, at 17:47
Left to right: Marian Kočner, Marek Para and Pavol Rusko
Thousands of people are dying in the pandemic. Bratislava and Stockholm will be linked by direct flights. 12. jan12. Jan 2021, at 17:59
PM Igor Matovič at January 11 press conference.
Trnava has a cooling trailer for dead bodies. Ryanair suspends flights to Bratislava until late March. 11. jan11. Jan 2021, at 18:19
Dozens of people came to light candles in front of the Police Presidium in Bratislava on the day of the funeral of Milan Lučanský.
Slovak scientists develop test to identify the new strain. Bratislava is ready for mass testing. Former police chief Lučanský buried in his native village. 8. jan8. Jan 2021, at 17:29
Shoe repair shops will be allowed to open as of Monday, January 11.
The police say they will be stricter when checking adherence to measures. Haščák released from custody. Another candidate for the top Special Prosecutor post steps forward. 7. jan7. Jan 2021, at 17:50
Hospitals in several Slovak towns kick off vaccination. The first nurse in Slovakia dies of COVID-19. 5. jan5. Jan 2021, at 17:37
Nitra calls for hard lockdown.
A commission to investigate former police chief’s death was established. Schools will not be opened next week. 4. jan4. Jan 2021, at 18:01
Cabinet agreed on several restrictions.
Cabinet cancels several restrictions in the curfew from January 1. Two cities prepare for mass testing. Zdeno Chára changes ice hockey club after 14 years. 31. dec31. Dec 2020, at 20:41
Curfew will be prolonged until January 10.
Ex-police chief Lučanský ends in hospital after suicide attempt. Western Slovakia could feel tremors from Croatian earthquake. 29. dec29. Dec 2020, at 19:04
Winter fairytale-like nature at Kojšovská Hoľa hill close to Košice.
People in Slovakia prepare to celebrate Christmas. Post office changes opening hours. Plus, find some good reads for your days off. 23. dec23. Dec 2020, at 16:41
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Agriculture minister was taken to the hospital. Slovak bishops warn against disinformation outlets. 22. dec22. Dec 2020, at 17:24
Chief hygienist writes to the people of Slovakia before Christmas. Supermarkets prolong opening hours. 21. dec21. Dec 2020, at 17:46
PM Igor Matovič attended an EU summit in Brussels one week before he tested positive for the coronavirus.
Epidemic the worst so far in Slovakia. Government to roll out COVID vaccination programme in a few days. Police will be checking on curfew. 18. dec18. Dec 2020, at 16:48