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Slovak health minister proposes extending lockdown till Dec 16 – Metro US

Slovak health minister proposes extending lockdown till Dec 16

Slovakia enters two-week lockdown amid rise in COVID-19 cases
Slovakia enters two-week lockdown amid rise in COVID-19 cases

PRAGUE (Reuters) – Slovakia’s health minister said on Monday he would ask the cabinet to extend a lockdown aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19 infections by one week until Dec 16.

Slovakia, a country of 5.5 million, has grappled with one of the world’s worst coronavirus waves in the past few weeks and introduced a lockdown that shut most shops and services on Nov. 25.

(Reporting by Jan Lopatka; Editing by Gareth Jones)

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