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Radovan Stoklasa

Willingly or pressured, Slovaks take COVID tests to avoid tough lockdown

Jan 27 2021

TRENCIN, Slovakia Slovak physiotherapist Katarina Caklosova was ready to close shop for two weeks rather than heed government requirements to undergo a coronavirus test - until she found that new rules would also ban her from her favourite nature walks.

Slovakia's second round of coronavirus tests draws large crowds

Nov 07 2020

ZILINA, Slovakia Slovakia held a second round of nationwide coronavirus testing on Saturday in an effort to curb increasing infections, with more than half a million people screened by noon.

Two thirds of Slovaks joined widely-watched blanket COVID test, 1% positive

Nov 02 2020

TRENCIN, Slovakia More than 3.6 million Slovaks - two thirds of the population - took part in a widely-watched nationwide coronavirus testing programme over the weekend, Prime Minister Igor Matovic said on Monday.

Million line up as Slovakia launches unique nationwide COVID-19 test

Oct 31 2020

TRENCIN, Slovakia Over a million Slovaks took a coronavirus swab on Saturday as the country launched a huge logistical operation to test most of its population over the weekend to reverse a rise in the pandemic.

Slovakia mobilises as bid to COVID-test most of country in 2 days begins

Oct 31 2020

TRENCIN, Slovakia, Oct 31 Long queues formed outside coronavirus testing centres in Slovakia on Saturday, as the country embarked on a bid to test most of the country's 5.5 million inhabitants over a single weekend.

Slovaks begin mass testing in virus hotspots as cases surge

Oct 23 2020

DOLNY KUBIN, Slovakia Thousands of Slovaks lined up to be tested for the coronavirus in the country's worst-affected areas on Friday, taking part in a pilot programme that will eventually go nationwide.

Slovak businessman acquitted in murdered investigative journalist case

Sep 03 2020

PEZINOK, Slovakia A politically connected Slovak businessman was acquitted on Thursday on charges he ordered the murder of investigative journalist Jan Kuciak, a case that shook the nation and brought down longtime premier Robert Fico.

Gunman kills six in Czech hospital waiting room before shooting himself

Dec 10 2019

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic A 42-year-old gunman killed six people on Tuesday at a hospital waiting room in the eastern Czech city of Ostrava before fleeing and fatally shooting himself in the head, police said. | Video

Gunman kills eight in Czech restaurant then kills himself

Feb 24 2015

UHERSKY BROD, Czech Republic A local man shot dead eight people in a restaurant in an eastern Czech town on Tuesday and then killed himself, in the worst peacetime shooting in the country's history, officials said.

Gunman kills eight in Czech restaurant then kills himself

Feb 24 2015

UHERSKY BROD, Czech Republic A local man shot dead eight people in a restaurant in an eastern Czech town on Tuesday and then killed himself, in the worst peacetime shooting in the country's history, officials said.

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