With hospitals on edge, Slovakian president demands lockdown

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Slovakia needs to go into a coronavirus lockdown immediately, President Zuzana Caputova demanded on Tuesday as the country’s hospitals teeter on the brink of collapse due to surging case counts. Caputova does not have the power to decree a lockdown. However, her voice carries weight because she is, by far, the country’s most popular politician, according to polls. Members of the ruling party also told media that tougher rules could be expected on Wednesday, but they refused to give details. Caputova is demanding a complete lockdown for the entire country, not just those who have yet to get vac…

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