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Today in Slovakia is your overview of news from Slovakia selected by Spectator staff every Monday - Thursday night. 

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E-quarantine now possible via Apple phones (news digest)

Court proceeding over controversial cheques postponed and the police reportedly detained the head of the Bratislava ring-road constructor. Roundup of news from May 29.Compiled by Spectator staff, 29. May 2020, at 18:39

The primary school in Prešov is preparing for reopening on June 1.
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Central crisis staff has not decided on ending the state of emergency yet (news digest)

Trnava-based carmaker will be the first auto producer to return to its pre-crisis operation.Compiled by Spectator staff, 28. May 2020, at 23:06

PM Igor Matovič
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MFA: It is too early to talk about complete easing of borders (news digest)

PM Igor Matovič has not said when the state of emergency will be over.Compiled by Spectator staff, 27. May 2020, at 23:08

Control at Slovak-Hungarian border
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A riot in Smer: Pellegrini calls on Fico to step down (news digest)

Hungary will open its border with Slovakia. More people favour self-isolation over state quarantine.Compiled by Spectator staff, 26. May 2020, at 22:17

Smer deputy chair Peter Pellegrini called on Smer chair Robert Fico to step down at his press conference on May 26, 2020.
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Operators of fitness centres blocked a highway to Bratislava (news digest)

Slovakia launched discussions with its neighbours to loosen the regime on their mutual borders.Compiled by Spectator staff, 25. May 2020, at 22:46

The owners of fitness centres slowed down the traffic on the D1 highway on May 25.
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E-quarantine failed to launch as scheduled, people are waiting at border crossings

Fitness centres plan a protest and UK government appointed its new ambassador to Slovakia. Roundup of news from May 22.Compiled by Spectator staff, 22. May 2020, at 18:40

People queuing in front of the Foreigners Police in Bratislava.
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The smart quarantine app is ready for use (news digest)

Ministers have warned of the underground water pollution near Bratislava.Compiled by Spectator staff, 21. May 2020, at 23:17

The new app for smart quarantine.
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Border checks prolonged until late June (news digest)

State to help pay rent and provide aid to tour operators.Compiled by Spectator staff, 20. May 2020, at 21:32

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Civilian flights may resume in July (news digest)

No new coronavirus cases were reported in Slovakia from Monday's testing. Smart quarantine expected to be launched on Friday.Compiled by Spectator staff, 19. May 2020, at 22:38

PM Igor Matovič explains how the e-quarantine will work at his May 19 press conference.
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Smart quarantine still only tested (news digest)

Slovakia continues easing restrictive coronavirus measures, while carmakers renew operation. Read the overview of news from May 18.Compiled by Spectator staff, 19. May 2020, at 0:58

The sellers of Nota Bene newspaper returned to the streets.
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New tests, new quarantine rules, and economic statistics (news digest)

Your overview of news from Slovakia on Friday, May 15, 2020.Compiled by Spectator staff, 15. May 2020, at 17:33

President Zuzana Čaputová visited several places around Slovakia to thank the people in the front line. Here she is pictured in the COVID-19 tent at Trnava hospital.
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Flights will be grounded until at least May 28 (news digest)

The MPs of Smer and far-right ĽSNS created a joint platform in the parliament on May 14.Compiled by Spectator staff, 15. May 2020, at 0:14

Many areas in Slovakia are suffering from extremely dry weather.
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A judge resigns and court affects coronavirus measures (news digest)

Constitutional Court news populated the news cycle in Slovakia on Wednesday, May 13.Compiled by Spectator staff, 13. May 2020, at 21:42

Constitutional Court President Ivan Fiacan.
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Schools will only reopen on a voluntary basis. Gov't will soon say when (news digest)

Herd immunity to be tested in the east. Italian mafioso's name resurfaces again in Slovak news.Compiled by Spectator staff, 12. May 2020, at 21:48

Football club Slovan Bratislava has resumed training sessions at the football pitch. Pictured above, each player gets their temperature measured on May 12, 2020.
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Chief hygienist admitted moderating rules for wearing masks in public (news digest)

Rules for visits to hospitals and rules for artists wearing masks while performing have been moderated. Read your overview of news from May 11.Compiled by Spectator staff, 11. May 2020, at 22:29

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The permanent crisis staff take control over the situation in Žehra (news digest)

Trnava-based Peugeot prepares for a gradual restoration of its operation, the government prolongs border controls. Read your overview of news from May 7.Compiled by Spectator staff, 8. May 2020, at 0:05

The crisis staff met in Žehra on May 7.
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Matovič states when he would consider opening borders (news digest)

Taxis, churches, zoos, and beauty parlors are now open. EU forecasts a deep recession for Slovakia. Read your overview of news from Wednesday.Compiled by Spectator staff, 6. May 2020, at 21:55

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Slovakia ready to reopen cafés, restaurants and outdoor sights (news digest)

Ikea and Hornbach will reopen on May 6 as well.Compiled by Spectator staff, 5. May 2020, at 23:02

A restaurant worker in Bratislava prepares outdoor seating for when restaurants reopen on May 6 in Slovakia.
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Slovakia will contribute €750,000 to the development of the coronavirus vaccine (news digest)

The ban on civilian flights to Slovak airports has been prolonged, Trnava-based Peugeot plans to restore operation. Read your overview of news from Slovakia from May 4, 2020.Compiled by Spectator staff, 4. May 2020, at 23:02

Foreign Affairs Minister Ivan Korčok
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Gov't gets a green light before the long weekend (news digest)

Shops will be closed for the next two Fridays. Chief hygienist calls on people to respect the valid measures. This was April 30, 2020 in Slovakia.Compiled by Spectator staff, 1. May 2020, at 0:09

People cycling in Prešov