To prevent a second wave of the novel coronavirus, the Slovakian government ran a two-day testing drive this weekend, encouraging as many Slovaks to get tested as possible. The result was that half of the country’s entire population got tested for COVID-19 in a single day.
About 2.58 million Slovaks got tested on Saturday, with only 25,850 (or one percent) testing positive. The country’s total population is 5.5 million, and the government hopes to test as many people as possible this fall. By identifying positive cases early, and in one fell swoop, it may prevent further outbreaks from occurring.