01 April 2020 – Targeted testing to begin in marginalized Roma communities

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Ethnic and Minority Affairs, Health
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Adapting or closing offices, businesses, institutions, and operations; Gatherings, businesses, and services
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Prime Minister Igor Matovic and Peter Pollak, an expert on Roma issues and a member of the Central Crisis Management Team.

Overview: The state will massively test residents of marginalised Roma communities for the possible presence of SARS-CoV-2 infection from Friday (April 3).
Full details here: https://www.tasr.sk/tasr-clanok/TASR:20200402TBB00043

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: Peter Pollak, an expert on Roma issues stated that according to information and findings from field officers approximately 1,500 people returned to the Roma settlements from abroad unchecked.