Politics, Science

November 02, 2020

Slovakia tests half of its population for Covid-19 in one day

Source: Unsplash (Mufis Majnun) 

The Gist

Slovakia aims to test its entire population in an attempt to keep cases low without imposing another lock-down. 

The List

  • The Slovak government hopes to test the other half of its population this weekend. 
  • Testing was voluntary, though prime minister Igor Matovic stated that anyone who refused to be tested would be "forced to lockdown". 
  • Slovakia has a population of just over 5 million. 
  • 1% of the 2.5 million texted over the weekend were found to be positive. 
  • Critics believe the antigen (swab) tests being used are not accurate enough to properly test the population. 

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