The medical personnel from Belgium and Denmark are coming to Slovakia to help the struggling health system cope with coronavirus patients.
The Health Ministry says three doctors and five nurses from Denmark and two doctors and a nurse from Belgium are expected to arrive on Friday. They will all be based at the F. D. Roosevelt University Hospital in the central city of Banska Bystrica.
One of the hardest-hit European Union country asked other EU nations last month to send their medical staff to Slovak hospitals. A group of 14 doctors and nurses from Romania have been already working in Slovakia. At the same time, three Slovak COVID-19 patients have been transported for treatment to Germany while another five have been hospitalized in Poland.
The nation of 5.4 million has more than 331,000 confirmed cases and 8,244 confirmed deaths.