Slovakia Imposes Overnight Curfew To Fight COVID-19

Slovakia imposed an overnight curfew from Wednesday, the health ministry said, the country battles the world’s highest Covid mortality rate.

Slovaks will not be allowed out of their homes between 8:00 pm and 5:00 am, according to a government decree.

During the day, Slovaks are asked to stay in their homes with some exceptions, including medical visits, work and walks in nature.

The curfew applies until March 19 but may be extended.

The EU country of 5.4 million has the world’s highest rate of Covid deaths, with 24 fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants over the last 14 days .

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The high rate “is due to many factors, Slovakia has made several mistakes,” Doctors’ Trade Union Association chairman Peter Visolajsky told AFP earlier.

“Introduction of the lock-down is rather late and it lacks sufficient monitoring.

we have ourselves to blame for this mortality rate caused by the overall bad condition of Slovak healthcare,” Visolajsky said.

The expert said that, rather than adopting more restrictions, better enforcement of those already in place “could reduce the number of infections”.

Slovakia is the second country in the EU after Hungary to receive a shipment of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccines

The Citizens commended their government for making their health a priority and for putting away all pride to seek for foreign aide

According to the twitter user its a sign of competence and not cowardice or incompetence

Further adding tht words alone will not be enough to express her joy as citizen of a system that works.

Slovakia has also sent 10 patients for treatment in neighbouring Poland

Hosting a medical team from Romania after appealing to the EU for assistance.

AFP

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