PCR tests revealed more than 689,000 infected with the coronavirus. The Covid-19 pandemic claimed 14,503 lives. Lockdown again limited life in Slovakia, last Thursday a curfew came into force.
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As reported by the National Institute of Infectious Diseases on Wednesday, 8,561 people tested positive in the past 24 hours, with 4,373 reported on Tuesday in the country.
South Africans waiting to be vaccinated against Covid-19 at a hospital in Johannesburg. (source: TASR / AP)
23:30 WORLD – The first contagion of a new variant of the case have already been confirmed in the USA. He infected a person from the most populous American state of California. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported on Wednesday, the AFP agency writes.
“The infected person returned from South Africa on November 22. She was fully vaccinated and developed only mild illnesses that had already begun to subside. She is in domestic quarantine and had a positive test result. All her close contacts had a negative test for chovid.” “believed the CDC.
23:00 SLOVAKIA – The part of the Public Health Protection Act which authorizes the Public Health Office to issue decrees as generally binding legal regulations, is in accordance with the Constitution of the Slovak Republic. This follows from Wednesday’s decision of the Constitutional Court.
The law was challenged by the Attorney General Maroš Žilinka.
“The Constitutional Court came to the conclusion and in fact only confirmed its previous case law that the Public Health Office is an executive, it is such a precisely empowered state administration body, the so-called deconcentrated state administration body with nationwide competence, which is authorized to issue decrees as generally binding legal regulations. . ” regulations, “said the chairman Of the Constitutional Court Ivan Fiačan.