President: Slovakia needs rational, calm and pragmatic approach

President: Slovakia needs rational, calm and pragmatic approach

Slovak President Zuzana Čaputová has said she will respect the next round of mass testing of the population of Slovakia for the novel coronavirus. However, she thinks it should be voluntary. According her, Slovakia urgently needs a rational, calm, and pragmatic approach, which is what she requested on Tuesday from the prime minister in his approach to resolving the pandemic. At the same time, she believes that clear arguments about the appropriateness of specific proposals would help as well.

Another three rounds of testing for COVID-19 should be held in Slovakia, announced Prime Minister Igor Matovič (OLaNO) after the central crisis staff's meeting late on Monday. The coalition parties Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) and For the People claim to have rejected the testing. They agree only to carry out testing in hotspots, the most infected districts, or social service homes.

Romana Grajcarová, Photo: TASR