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Slovakia Mulls Three-Week Full Lockdown as Covid Surges

  • Parties agree to tighten rules, cabinet needs to give approval
  • Government scheduled to debate new regime on Wednesday
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Slovakia’s ruling parties took a step closer to imposing a stricter pandemic lockdown, which the country’s prime minister said may be needed to contain one of the world’s worst outbreaks of Covid-19.

Premier Eduard Heger said he’s “intensely” considering mirroring steps taken in neighboring Austria, which imposed a nationwide lockdown. The three-party coalition late on Monday agreed in principle to tighten the restrictions, but needs to finalize the details of the new regime, the SITA news service reported on Tuesday.