Slovakia to further ease lockdownEuropost
As of next Monday Slovakia will further ease restrictions by allowing restaurant terraces and gyms to open, the government said cited by news agencies. The country managed to slow the Covid-19 spread in recent weeks amid tough restrictions after the latest pandemic wave hit it hard.
The latest easing adds to the re-opening of shops, hotels, hair salons, churches, libraries, pools and zoos that already happened this week. But capacity limits will remain, and customers or visitors will have to show a negative Covid-19 test in most cases.
Slovakia is also looking to ramp up its vaccination programme in order to further lower daily Covid-19 cases, which have dropped to a seven-day median of 642, after reaching around 3,000 in December and January. Meanwhile Slovakia, like others in central Europe, has shown one of the highest per-capita death tolls during the pandemic, with later waves of the pandemic being the most lethal.