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Slovakia to enter two-week lockdown

by OtownGist

Slovakia will limit movement as part of a two-week lockdown in an attempt to stem a fast rise in Covid-19 cases, the government has announced.

Slovakians will only be permitted to travel for essential shopping, work, school or medical visits, government ministers said on Wednesday.

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They will assess the situation after 10 days, although any easing of restrictions will be limited to those fully vaccinated against the virus.

The decision to return to a lockdown comes after the government imposed new restrictions on unvaccinated people earlier this week in an attempt to push up vaccinations.

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Slovakia has the third-lowest vaccination rate in the EU. Less than 50% of people in the country of 5.5 million have been vaccinated and the vast majority of people in hospital are unvaccinated.

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