Slovakia "intensively" looking at COVID lockdown possibility, PM says

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Slovakia's Prime Minister Eduard Heger speaks during the summit of the Visegrad Group countries and South Korea, in Budapest, Hungary, November 4, 2021. REUTERS/Marton Monus

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PRAGUE, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Slovakia's Prime Minister Eduard Heger is intensively considering a possible three-week lockdown, like that imposed in Austria, amid a jump in COVID-19 cases, his office said on Monday.

The idea has been put forward by the Health Ministry, and Heger said expert opinion would be key in any decision. read more

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Reporting by Jason Hovet; Editing by Catherine Evans

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