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Slovakia in lockdown records new daily record in infections

Dec. 03, 2021 06:51 AM EST

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Coronavirus cases in Slovakia hit a daily record despite the country entering a national lockdown last week, the Health Ministry reported Friday. The ministry said Slovakia confirmed 15,278 new cases on Thursday, almost 5,000 more than the...

Live updates: Greek lawmakers OK vaccine mandate for elderly

Dec. 01, 2021 17:05 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece -- Greek lawmakers have approved legislation making vaccination for COVID-19 mandatory for all people aged over 60 living in the country on pain of a monthly fine, to deal with an infection surge and the emergence of the omicron variant. The draft law...

Slovakia eyes bonus to boost vaccinations for 60 and overs

Dec. 01, 2021 09:55 AM EST

BRATISLAVA, SLovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s government has proposed a plan to give people 60 and older a 500-euro ($568) bonus if they get vaccinated against COVID-19, the finance minister said Wednesday. The measure, announced by Finance Minister Igor Matovic, should...

Austria arrests 15 people suspected of smuggling migrants

Nov. 27, 2021 09:55 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Austrian authorities said Saturday they have arrested 15 people suspected of smuggling Syrian, Lebanese and Egyptian migrants into the country, and seized 14 vehicles that were used to transport them. Police in Lower Austria province said they opened an...

Slovakia approves 2-week nationwide lockdown as virus surges

Nov. 24, 2021 13:58 PM EST

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's government on Wednesday approved a two-week national lockdown amid a record surge of coronavirus infections. Prime Minister Eduard Heger said the measures that take effect Thursday will target all — both unvaccinated and...

Slovakia's government approves 2-week nationwide lockdown amid a record surge in infections

Nov. 24, 2021 11:35 AM EST
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's government approves 2-week nationwide lockdown amid a record surge in infections.

Slovakia proposes lockdown amid record infection surge

Nov. 23, 2021 13:42 PM EST

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s leaders have proposed a national lockdown as hospitals across the European Union country are hitting their limits amid a record surge of coronavirus infections. Inspired by neighboring Austria, the Slovak government is set to...

Central European nations back Poland in migration dispute

Nov. 23, 2021 11:25 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The leaders of three Central European countries on Tuesday expressed their solidarity with Poland in an ongoing migration crisis on its eastern border with Belarus, and urged the European Union to increase its support for the protection of the bloc's external...

Slovakian skier Vlhova beats Shiffrin for 2nd time in 2 days

Nov. 21, 2021 10:24 AM EST

LEVI, Finland (AP) — Petra Vlhova got the better of Mikaela Shiffrin for the second time in two days Sunday, winning another women’s World Cup slalom in Finnish Lapland. The overall World Cup champion from Slovakia was .18 ahead after the first run and ultimately beat...

Europe's COVID crisis pits vaccinated against unvaccinated

Nov. 20, 2021 11:30 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — This was supposed to be the Christmas in Europe where family and friends could once again embrace holiday festivities and one another. Instead, the continent is the global epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic as cases soar to record levels in many countries. ...