BRATISLAVA – Shops on Sunday – open or closed?

As part of the government’s measures to curb the spread of coronavirus, the government decided that shops which were allowed to operate under the lockdown (groceries, pharmacies, drugstores, etc) would be closed on Sundays for sanitation reasons and for employees to have a day of rest.

Now, however, the governing coalition cannot agree on whether shops will be open again on Sundays.

Economy Minister Richard Sulík (Freedom and solidarity) argued that the original agreement was that the current arrangement was only meant for the lockdown period and things should return to normal, meaning shops were to open every day of the week, with the exception of public holidays. In response to Sulík, Labour Minister Milan Krajniak (We are family) said he would prefer shops to stay closed on Sundays.

As members of the governing coalition do not see eye-to-eye, the matter may still be resolved in parliament. (Zuzana Gabrižová |

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