- Title: Slovakia locks off Roma settlements
- Date: 9th April 2020
- Summary: BYSTRANY, SLOVAKIA (APRIL 9, 2020) (REUTERS) POLICE BLOCKING ENTRANCE TO QUARANTINED ROMA VILLAGE PEOPLE SITTING OUTSIDE HOUSES KROMPACHY, SLOVAKIA (APRIL 9, 2020) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF CHILDREN, SOME WEARING PROTECTIVE MASKS STANDING BEHIND POLICE TAPE BYSTRANY, SLOVAKIA (APRIL 9, 2020) (REUTERS) POLICE OFFICER GUARDING ENTRY ROAD TO ROMA SETTLEMENT / HOUSES PEOPLE STANDING OUTSIDE ZEHRA, SLOVAKIA (APRIL 9, 2020) (REUTERS) MAN PICKING UP PACKAGES FROM TRUNK AND CROSSING STREET MAN CARRYING PACKAGES TO PEOPLE IN QUARANTINED VILLAGE, POLICE OFFICER STANDING GUARD MAN GIVING PACKAGE TO MEN IN VILLAGE KROMPACHY, SLOVAKIA (APRIL 9, 2020) (REUTERS) (SOUNDBITE) (Slovak) MEMBER OF LOCAL CIVIL PATROL, JULIUS TULEJ, SAYING: "We are in quarantine, the whole settlement. We don't know at all how long it's going to last." REPORTER ASKING (Slovak): "Do you agree or disagree (with these measures)?" "I disagree with it all because those of us who have not been abroad should not be (quarantined). We must endure it too." ZEHRA, SLOVAKIA (APRIL 9, 2020) (REUTERS) POLICE GUARDING ROAD LEADING TO ROMA VILLAGE BYSTRANY, SLOVAKIA (APRIL 9, 2020) (REUTERS POLICE OFFICERS STANDING GUARD KROMPACHY, SLOVAKIA (APRIL 9, 2020) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF ADULTS AND CHILDREN, SOME WEARING PROTECTIVE MASKS STANDING OUTSIDE BYSTRANY, SLOVAKIA (APRIL 9, 2020) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF PEOPLE TALKING OUTSIDE HOUSE KROMPACHY, SLOVAKIA (APRIL 9, 2020) (REUTERS) POLICE OFFICERS TALKING
- Keywords: Roma community Roma village coronavirus in Slovakia cutting off lockdown minorities in Slovakia
- Reuters ID: LVA001C8RTUTJ
- Location: BYSTRANY, KROMPACHY AND ZEHRA, SLOVAKIA
- City: BYSTRANY, KROMPACHY AND ZEHRA, SLOVAKIA
- Country: Slovakia
- Duration: 00:01:54
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Topics: Health/Medicine
- Story Text: Slovakia closed off several Roma settlements in the eastern part of the country on Thursday (April 9) after reports of a cluster of coronavirus cases in five of them, highlighting difficulties faced by Europe's largest ethnic minority during the pandemic.
The Slovak authorities said they would ensure food deliveries and access to healthcare in the enclaves, despite restrictions on movement.
Slovakia has identified more than 1,000 locations with 260,000 inhabitants it considered at high risk because of a high density of population and poor living conditions.
Officials say that hundreds of Roma returning from western Europe in recent weeks may have arrived infected with the novel coronavirus.
Slovakia has reported 682 cases of the coronavirus and two deaths, with 101 new cases reported on Tuesday (April 7).
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