x

Coronavirus

Slovakia Imposes Extra COVID-19 Restrictions amid New Surge

October 12, 2020

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — Slovakia is imposing a new restrictive measure that limits the number of people who can meet in response to a record surge of coronavirus infections.

The government says only up to six people are allowed to gather, starting on Tuesday. Members of one family are an exception.

Monday’s announcement comes a day after the government approved a series of restrictions, making it mandatory again to wear face masks outdoors and banning all public events, including religious services in churches.

Also, fitness and wellness centers and public swimming pools will be closed. Restaurants will be banned from serving meals indoors, while the number of people in stores will be limited.

Last week, Slovakia registered new records of confirmed virus cases for four straight days, with a record-high 1,887 on Friday. The country has had a total of 20,355 cases, including 61 deaths.

RELATED

LONDON (AP) — The pharma giant AstraZeneca has requested that the European authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine be pulled, according to the EU medicines regulator.

Top Stories

Columnists

A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.

Video

Alberto, Season’s First Named Tropical Storm, Dumps Rain on Texas and Mexico, Which Reports 3 Deaths

TAMPICO, Mexico (AP) — Tropical Storm Alberto rumbled toward northeast Mexico early Thursday as the first named storm of the season, carrying heavy rains that left three people dead but also brought hope to a region suffering under a prolonged, severe drought.

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia's center-right leader secured parliamentary approval to lead a new coalition government in a vote late Sunday.

JERUSALEM — Leaders of major churches have accused Israeli authorities of launching a “coordinated attack” on the Christian presence in the Holy Land by initiating tax proceedings against them.

OXFORD, UK – The Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra and Music Director Marios Papadopoulos, announced an all-Beethoven program at the historic Sheldonian Theatre with Guest Conductor Peter Tiboris on Friday, July 5, at 7:30 PM.

CAIRO  — More than 1,000 people died during this year’s Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia as the faithful faced extreme high temperatures at Islamic holy sites in the desert kingdom, officials said Sunday.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. [email protected]

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.