Slovakia introduces a lockdown. It will also affect the vaccinated

2021-11-24 16:49, act 2021-11-24 17:32

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Slovakia introduces a lockdown.  It will also affect the vaccinated
Slovakia introduces a lockdown.  It will also affect the vaccinated
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The Slovak government on Wednesday decided to introduce a nationwide lockdown due to the increase in coronavirus infections. The restrictions, the scope of which will be presented by Prime Minister Eduard Heger, are also to apply to the vaccinated. Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Economy Richard Sulik informed the journalists about the decision.

Government experts recommended even stricter restrictions. Lockdown – in their opinion – should last three weeks.

The preliminary information shows that only shops with basic necessities are to be opened in the country. Employers will check anti-covid certificates. After 10 days, the government will evaluate the effects of the measures taken.

The decision was made due to the growing number of daily SARS-CoV-2 infections and the overload of the health care system. On Tuesday, laboratories in Slovakia recorded over 10 thousand. new infections. This is the highest number since the pandemic started in March 2020. There are 3,200 Covid-19 patients in hospitals.

The government imposed a state of emergency 90 days after midnight

The Slovak government introduced a state of emergency from the north. At the same time, he ordered a lockdown for two weeks. The rules are to apply to all citizens, including those who are vaccinated. After 10 days, the government will evaluate the existing restrictions and if it loosens them, the changes will apply to the vaccinated, Prime Minister Eduard Heger announced on Wednesday.

The state of emergency is related to the introduction of a ban on leaving homes. According to preliminary information, only basic necessities will be available. It will be possible to travel to and from work. Employers will check anti-covid certificates. Unvaccinated people will have to undergo testing. After 10 days, the government will evaluate the effects of the measures taken and some restrictions will cease to apply to the vaccinated.

The decision was made due to the growing number of daily SARS-CoV-2 infections and the overload of the health care system. On Tuesday, laboratories in Slovakia recorded over 10 thousand. new infections, most since the pandemic in March 2020. There are 3,200 patients with Covid-19 in hospitals.

Piotr Górecki (PAP)

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