Antigen testing across the country, as well as the provisions introduced since mid-October, have achieved their primary goal, which is to break the rise in the curve in Slovakia. Health Minister Marek Krajčí said the biggest “fracture” occurred on November 3rd. The minister likened the fight against the epidemic to a sinking ship in which testing is like pouring water out with a bucket, while access restrictions play a role as if we are filling the gaps where water comes in.
Of the 10,749 tests on Friday, 1,771 were found positive, the lowest Friday number since Oct. 9. The day of the week is interesting in that in many countries the numbers vary depending on capacity. Typically, less is tested on weekends, so the numbers are higher in the second half of the weekday.
From Monday, cinemas and theaters can open again. You can gather in churches. Everywhere up to 50% of the capacity limit. They can open gyms and swimming pools. There can be 1 person per 15 square meters, maximum 6 people in the room. They can also hold matches in the second classes of team sports (hockey and football) without spectators. The first class took place here as well, without spectators.
Importantly, in regions where distance learning is not available to students, small groups can be taught again in schools.