State of emergency related to COVID-19 to end on September 15

State of emergency related to COVID-19 to end on September 15

The state of emergency that has been in place in Slovakia in relation to COVID-19 will end at 6 a.m. on September 15, as approved by the Government on Wednesday. "Following the declaration of a state of emergency by a government resolution of March 11, 2020, conditions were created for adopting measures to prevent and mitigate the consequences of an extraordinary event in connection with the threat to public health due to COVID-19. However, there are no longer any reasons for the emergency to remain in place," the Government explained.

The lifting of the state of emergency will make it possible to expel illegal migrants coming from countries other than war-torn Syria. According to Premier Ludovit Odor, this concerns several dozen people. Odor said back in August that there was a plan to lift the state of emergency related to COVID-19, but he pointed to the need to deal with certain measures bound to the coronavirus-related state of emergency or to shift them to another state of emergency. On Monday (September 11), he declared that measures intended to help people won't be scrapped. Another state of emergency in Slovakia, related to the mass inflow of foreigners as a result of the war in Ukraine, will remain in place.


Ben Pascoe, Photo: TASR

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