27 February 2020 – Government institutes medical check on every airline passenger entering country

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Health
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Slovakia’s Security Council, Ministry of Health, Public Health Authority, Chief Health Officer

Overview: Slovakia’s Security Council dealt for the first time with the possibility of coronavirus infection in Slovakia
Full details here: https://newsnow.tasr.sk/featured/every-passenger-from-abroad-to-be-checked-for-coronavirus-at-slovak-airports/

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: A permanent emergency team was set up at the Health Ministry to deal with measures to contain a possible epidemic. This body would also be able to propose that the Government should declare a state of emergency in the country. Every Passenger from abroad to be checked for coronavirus at Slovak airports. Random checks will also be performed and leaflets distributed at border crossings, mainly those for vehicles coming from Austria. The Interior Ministry has been asked to provide information on the risks of coronavirus to Slovaks who are currently abroad. It should be possible to reach them via their registered mobile phone numbers.