8,172 infected were found in Slovakia on the first day of the second round of national testing, after more than 1.2 million tests were performed, writes New word, As announced by Defense Minister Jaroslav Naď.
According to the head of the ministry
The nationwide action will continue on Sunday, with test stations open until 8 p.m. In Dunaszerdahely at a fast pace citizens are being investigated, but in Révkomárom (Komárno) a long line developed on the spot.
Prime Minister Igor Matovič said that antigen tests and then quarantining infected people could reduce the number of infected people in society by about 55 percent.
According to the Prime Minister, in Slovakia about
Matovič asked the individuals who produced a positive result to call around the acquaintances they had recently met and signaled to them that they were infected. However, those who tested negative were also asked to continue to be careful not to catch the infection.
The prime minister added that testing could be repeated in regions where the rate of infection will be higher. Matovič also talked about how the test results for the next two to three weeks could affect what additional measures will be needed to control the spread of the epidemic in the winter.
(Cover image: Testing station in Košice on November 1, 2020. Photo: Zuzana Gogova / Getty Images)