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Restaurants closed in parts of Slovakia amid COVID-19 surge

Restaurants closed in parts of Slovakia amid COVID-19 surge
Slovakia has reimposed coronavirus restrictions in the hardest-hit parts of the country amid the latest surge of infections

Slovakia on Monday reimposed coronavirus restrictions in the hardest-hit parts of the country amid the latest surge of infections.

Five counties all located in northern Slovakia are affected by the measures, which include the closures of restaurants with people only allowed to buy meals at takeout windows.

Fitness and wellness centers also have been closed. The number of people allowed to attend public gatherings is reduced to 100 fully vaccinated people. It’s also mandatory to wear face coverings both outdoors and indoors.

The number of infected in those counties is higher than 400 por 100,000 people in the last seven days.

Slovakia is facing a new wave of infections, with daily numbers in the country reaching 2,406 na terça-feira, the highest number since the middle of March.

Eslováquia, which has a population of nearly 5.5 Milhões de pessoas, is one of the hardest-hit União Européia países. It has registered around 438,000 cases and 12,856 mortes.

Slovakia has one of the lowest vaccination rates in the EU. Menor que 2.3 million people have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.

Cerca de 82% of almost 1,000 people who currently need hospitalization in Slovakia have been only partially vaccinated or haven’t received a shot at all.

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