In connection with the spread of the coronavirus, travel restrictions and a partial travel ban will be introduced in Slovakia from 8 to 13 April, ie during the Easter holidays, where border controls will also be temporarily reintroduced at the Schengen internal borders from 8 to 17 April, Igor Matovic said. led by a new government decided at Monday's meeting.
The basis for the travel restriction is that residents are not allowed to leave the boundaries of the district in which they reside. And the partial curfew does not apply to commuting to work, shopping, medical visits, hiking, or some other exceptions, MTI wrote.
The measure also restricts the right to free assembly for a given period, it can only be exercised by persons living in one household. The government has announced measures it wants to prevent regular meetings during the holidays from accelerating the spread of the disease.
The main aim of the measure is not to infect older people, I hope people understand this, quoted Prime Minister Igor Matovic of the Slovak news agency TASR. There are no plans to ease security measures after the Easter holidays, following the example of several other countries.
The first two deaths caused by the coronavirus epidemic were reported in Slovakia on Monday. The number of registered coronavirus infections in the country rose to 534. Most of the newly diagnosed are tourists returning from Tyrol, Austria, MTI wrote.