Weekend testing in Slovakia

Slovakia's Prime Minister Igor Matovic. [EPA-EFE/JOHANNA GERON]

Slovakia’s government announced on Tuesday details regarding the country’s plan to test the entire population for coronavirus which is now set to take place from early to late Saturday, meaning it will not last for three days as was originally announced.

Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 or does not test at all, will have to isolate for 10 days, together with those living in the same household.

This huge logistical operation, equivalent to organising an election, places a huge responsibility and burden on local authorities. The assistance of the army, necessary healthcare personnel and volunteers is also required.

(Zuzana Gabrižová | EURACTIV.sk)

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