06 March 2020 – First case of COVID-19 confirmed in Slovakia, flights to Italy banned

Type of Intervention: Advisory
Sectors Involved: Health
Intervention Categories: Significant events; First cases or deaths
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Prime Minister, acting also in his capacity as Minister of Health.

Overview: Prime Minister confirms first COVID-19 case in Slovakia. The crisis staff has met at the Interior Ministry to discuss the situation and necessary measures. The crisis staff issued several measures on the afternoon of March 6, including banning school trips and excursions, recommended restrictions on religious gatherings, banning visitors to hospital patients, and temperature measurements of passengers arriving in Slovakia.
Full details here: https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22351796/coronavirus-confirmed-in-slovakia.html

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: After the announcement of the first Slovak case, the Crisis Staff of the Slovak Republic issued several measures: No flights to Italy, no patients’ visits to hospitals.