Covid-19: Slovakia wants to run rapid tests on entire population

Source : 112 Ukraine

The prime minister did not specify whether testing will be mandatory or voluntary
12:40, 18 October 2020

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The Prime Minister of Slovakia, Igor Matovic, announced a plan to test every resident ages 10 and up for the coronavirus, amid an uptick in infections. It was reported by DW.

Next weekend, a pilot test will be carried out in three locations in the country, with the Government intending to test the rest of the population during the weekend of October 31 and November 01.

Related: Young healthy people not to get vaccine against Covid-19 until 2022, - WHO

In order not to overload the medical workers, the police and the military will be involved in organizing and conducting mass testing. About 6,000 medical sites will be opened throughout the country.

According to the Slovak Prime Minister, in order to avoid queues at the polling stations, citizens of the country will come for testing in a certain period of time, depending on the alphabetical order.

Related: Slovakia imposes emergency state due to Covid-19

As we reported earlier, as of October 18, 5,231 new cases of coronavirus have been observed in Ukraine over 24 hours. 

Since the pandemic began in Ukraine, 298,872 citizens have been diagnosed with Covid-19. 5,607 of these people deceased (+90 per 24 hours), and 125,377 recovered (+1,264).

Related: Covid-19 may push up to 115 million people into poverty this year, – UN



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