WORLD ABOUT SLOVAKIA: Matovič pushed through testing. They are also solving it in New Zealand

Many foreign media around the world report on the second comprehensive testing of all Slovaks. However, there is no enthusiasm and the news is neutral.

Only a handful of countries have decided to test all the country’s inhabitants on Covid-19 in a few days. Apart from Slovakia, it was also Austria or Slovenia, which, however, chose a voluntary model of area testing. So far, only Slovakia has decided to repeat this costly operation.

Government disagreement and criticism

Foreign portals write about the second round of Slovak nationwide testing in a neutral way, or recall criticism from experts and complications from the first round.

“The four coalition parties could not agree on the form of nationwide testing. Medical associations and other health organizations have criticized the proposal. “ writes the Belgian portal Sudinfo.

It recalls that according to experts, testing should focus more on risk groups and regions, while the government’s priority should be to vaccinate the entire population.

Also a New Zealand portal notices Slovak plans. It is limited to a brief statement of the facts and the government’s rationale for the operation.

“The Slovak government hopes that nationwide testing will accelerate the country’s recovery from the latest wave of infection, allow students to return to school in February, relieve hospitals and ease restrictions on the economy.” writes

Chaotic process

If foreign journalists came to Slovakia in person, their outputs on the Slovak reality would probably look different. Everyone says that in Slovakia, there has been a strict lockdown with maximally limited going out for many weeks. Crowded recreational areas in nature or the December squares in Bratislava would probably surprise them.

“Slovakia introduced a hard lockdown before Christmas. It includes a ban on going out to work, to buy the necessary goods or to see a doctor, “ writes the New Zealand portal.

The Belgians from state that conditions will now tighten in Slovakia and adults will have to have a negative Covid-19 test result with them from 27 January in order to get to work.

“Strict measures against people without a test will apply until February 7,” writes the Belgian portal. At the same time, it returns to the first round of October surface testing.

“At that time, the operation attracted international attention and some countries, such as Austria, were inspired by the Slovak example. In the country itself, however, testing was controversial because it was accompanied by chaos. “ supplied by

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