OREANDA-NEWS. In Slovakia, from Thursday, November 25, a strict two-week lockdown has been introduced for the entire population, including those who have been ill with COVID-19 and vaccinated against coronavirus. In the country, all catering establishments are being closed, as well as shops, except for those selling essential products.

Schools are still working, but subject to regular testing of teachers and students for the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Some of the students will be transferred to distance learning. People are allowed to leave their homes only to go to the nearest store, school, to work or to vaccination, testing points, as well as to receive medical care. Dogs can be walked at a distance of no more than 500 meters from the place of residence.

The government announced that after 10 days, some measures may be relaxed for vaccinated people. Simultaneously with the lockdown, the Slovak government imposed a state of emergency for a period of 90 days, which will restrict freedom of movement. A curfew is being introduced in the country: people are forbidden to leave the house from 01:00 to 05:00.

In addition, the law allows medical workers to be forced to work without regard to the norms of labor legislation in force in the country. Doctors can be punished if they refuse to work overtime in clinics crowded with covid patients, or move from one hospital to another.

According to the AFP news agency on November 23, the average spread of coronavirus infection was 944 cases per one hundred thousand residents within seven days. According to this criterion, the country ranks 5th in Europe - after Austria, Slovenia, the Czech Republic and Belgium.