Slovakia to test all citizens over age of 10 for coronavirus | Slovakia | The Guardian

Coronavirus testing in Oravský Podzámok, Slovakia, last week.

Slovakia’s government has involved the military in a three-week programme to test every citizen over the age of 10 for coronavirus. A three-day pilot was run last week in four regions in the north of the country, and further mass testing will take place this weekend and next with the aim of reaching 4 million adults and isolating those who have the disease. The army will assist 20,000 medical staff working across thousands of testing sites. Results will be given within roughly half an hour of a sample being taken.

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