Slovakia to start testing for Covid-19 antigen at border with Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

The relevant project is scheduled to begin on November 9
14:15, 4 November 2020

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Slovakia is going to launch a pilot project for Covid-19 antigen testing on the border with Ukraine. This was reported by Dennik N.

Prime Minister of Slovakia Igor Matovič stated that antigen tests would be conducted at the state borders starting from November 9. Citizens will need to show a negative PCR test or take an antigen test.

Foreign Ministry Secretary of State Martin Klus clarified that antigen testing would begin at the Ukrainian border on November 9. The tests will be run by a private company. Speaking on other border crossings, such tests may be conducted no earlier than November 15.

Related: Slovakia imposes emergency state due to Covid-19

As we reported earlier, last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) recorded more than 3.3 million new cases of coronavirus infection.

As of November 1, 46 million cases have been observed worldwide; 1.2 million people deceased. A further increase in incidence was observed in the European region.

A considerable increase in the mortality rate is also observed in the same region and the entire world.

Related: Covid-19 forces Germany to impose strict lockdown

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