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European Nation With Fewest Virus Deaths Proves Speed Is Key

  • EU member Slovakia has least per-capita deaths in Europe
  • Leaders seek to slowly re-open Slovak economy after lockdown
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As the coronavirus continues to kill thousands of people a day across Europe, one country stands out for keeping its death toll low.

Slovakia, a landlocked country of 5.5 million, closed its schools, shops and borders earlier than any other country after Italy. Meanwhile, politicians and TV anchors embraced face masks even before the government made them mandatory.