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Third round of nationwide coronavirus testing in Slovakia to take place on 21 and 22 November

Christian Fernsby |
The Slovak government has announced that it will be conducting a follow up round in a select few hundred towns and villages across the country.

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Topics: SLOVAKIA   

Over two million people were tested during the 2nd round of the nationwide campaign last weekend.

This second round was carried out only in districts where the positivity rate was above 0.7% for a total of 45 locations. Of those, only 15 retained their above 0.7% positivity rate and it is those that will take part in the third and hopefully final round of the campaign.

According to government officials the third round of testing will be conducted on the weekend of 21 and 22 November and it will only involve towns, villages and districts where the confirmed number of cases exceeded 1% of the population. In total, around 500 villages and 5 towns will take part in this phase of the campaign.

Authorities continue to tighten different restrictions, pledging to have life return to normal as soon as the weekly median falls under 500 confirmed cases.

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