Slovakia has embarked on an ambitious plan to test Covid-19 for every person over the age of 10, but the country’s president considers the idea “unviable,”media reported. It is reported that the test of 4 million people will last more than two weekends.
Given the recent surge in new crown infections, officials believe the only option is a full blockade.
President Zuzana Caputova called for a rethink of the plan after the country’s armed forces leaders reportedly said there were not enough trained health workers to carry it out.
According to Slovakia’s defence minister, only 70 per cent of the 20,000 staff requiring a nasal swab test had been recruited so far.
Slovakia added 3,363 new cases of coronary infection on Thursday, local time, bring the country’s total number of infections to 55,091 since March, with 212 deaths.