What is COVID-19?

The coronavirus causing COVID-19 disease was identified in China at the end of 2019. It represents a new virus strain that had not been known in human environment yet. The disease ranks to droplet infections. The estimated incubation period of the disease is 2 to 14 days, may be even longer.

What are symptoms of the disease?

When can a patient be considered recovered

A patient with confirmed COVID-19 disease who is free of disease symptoms must stay in quarantine for another two weeks. If they do not show any signs of the disease afterwards, they must be tested negatively twice, only then they are officially considered recovered.

Persons that have been in mandatory 14-day home quarantine from preventive reasons, , e.g. due to a return from abroad, who are not showing any symptoms of the COVID-19 disease, may return to the common life without necessity of consequent testing.


Within prevention, the Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic issued an action based on which it is prohibited to leave one’s house and move in the public without covering the upper airways. Thus, all citizens are obliged to wear a mask everywhere except their homes.

Furthermore, the public is recommended to take the following preventive actions:

Prevention against COVID-19 disease Show (in Slovak)

AkHow to use a mask correctly Show (in Slovak)

Epidemic counter-measures

Pre osoby Epidemic counter-measures based on the latest available knowledge of this disease are applicable for people in contact with a COVID-19 case.:

The epidemic counter-measures applied for people in close contact are:

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