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Slovak health minister resigns amid government row and COVID surge

PRAGUE, March 11 (Reuters) - Slovak Health Minister Marek Krajci said on Thursday he would resign, as the government tries to move past a coalition row while it tackling one of the world’s most severe rates of COVID-19 infections and deaths.

Slovakia’s four-party ruling coalition was thrown into turmoil last week when Prime Minister Igor Matovic bypassed partners and ordered shipments of the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine.

Reporting by Robert Muller and Jason Hovet; Editing by Kevin Liffey

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