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Slovakia approves 2-week nationwide lockdown as virus surges

Slovakia approves 2-week nationwide lockdown as virus surges

Medical staff attend to a patient at the COVID-19 ICU unit of the hospital in Bratislava, Slovakia, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. Slovakia’s leaders have been proposing a national lockdown as hospitals across the European Union country are hitting their limits amid a record surge of coronavirus infections. Inspired by neighboring Austria, the government is set …

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Slovakia proposes lockdown amid record infection surge

Slovakia proposes lockdown amid record infection surge

Slovak President Zuzana Caputova wears a face mask to protect from Coronavirus at the President palace in Bratislava, on Nov. 9, 2021. Slovakia’s leaders have been proposing a national lockdown as hospitals across the European Union country are hitting their limits amid a record surge of coronavirus infections and the government is set to discuss …

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Slovakia introduces restrictions for unvaccinated

Slovakia introduces restrictions for unvaccinated

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Slovakia on Monday introduced restrictions for people unvaccinated against COVID-19, the health ministry said, as the central European country battles one of the world’s highest coronavirus infection rates. Unvaccinated people are not allowed to enter stores other than those considered essential, such as grocery stores, drugstores or pharmacies—even with a negative …

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Slovakia to restrict the unvaccinated to tame COVID surge

Slovakia to restrict the unvaccinated to tame COVID surge

People stand in line to test for COVID-19 in Michalovce, Slovakia, Monday, Oct. 25, 2021. Slovakia is planning to limit movement of the non-vaccinated people in an effort to tame the latest wave of coronavirus infections that has caused a “critical” situation in the country’s hospitals. On Tuesday Nov. 16, Slovakia’s Prime Minister Eduard Heger …

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Slovakia extends COVID-19 restrictions amid infection surge

Slovakia extends COVID-19 restrictions amid infection surge

People wear face masks to curb the spread of COVID-19 at a restaurant which sells packed lunches from a window, in Michalovce, Slovakia, Monday, Oct. 25, 2021. Slovakia on Monday extended tight coronavirus restrictions to more parts of the country as the latest surge of infections intensifies. The number of the counties affected by the …

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Slovakia eyes using Russia's Sputnik V; waits for results

Slovakia eyes using Russia’s Sputnik V; waits for results

In this March 1, 2021, file photo, Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine arrives at Kosice Airport, Slovakia. Russia’s boast in August that it was the first country to authorize a coronavirus vaccine led to skepticism because of its insufficient testing on only a few dozen people. Slovakia’s government is still set to discuss possible use …

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Slovakia imposes overnight curfew to fight COVID

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Slovakia imposed an overnight curfew from Wednesday, the health ministry said, as the ex-communist country battles the world’s highest COVID mortality rate. Slovaks will not be allowed out of their homes between 8:00 pm and 5:00 am, according to a government decree. During the day, Slovaks are being asked to stay …

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Slovakia sees virus deaths soar, blames U.K. variant

Slovakia sees virus deaths soar, blames U.K. variant

A teacher receives a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine from a health worker during vaccination of pedagogical staff at the vaccination center in Kosice, Slovakia, on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021. (Frantisek Ivan/TASR via AP) Slovakia has become the nation with most COVID-19 deaths by size of population in the world amid a surge of cases …

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Slovakia to test whole country for coronavirus

Slovakia to test whole country for coronavirus Slovakia to test whole country for coronavirus Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Slovak Prime Minister Igor Matovic said Saturday the eurozone member will test every resident ages 10 and up for the coronavirus, amid an uptick in infections. “Testing will be free of charge,” he told reporters in the …

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Slovakia confirms first coronavirus case, bans Italy flights

Slovakia reported its first case of the novel coronavirus on Friday, after a man whose son visited Venice in COVID-19 hotspot Italy, tested positive. Authorities in Bratislava also slapped an indefinite ban on flights to and from Italy, starting on Monday. “Today, a 52-year-old patient was confirmed to be infected,” Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini told …

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