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It is not unusual to count the poorest Romani people amongst the risky epidemiological groups. Priority testing is justified by their lower standard hygiene. “Things often change with the poor one. Anyone coming from abroad is welcomed by the others, a bašavel is held and the contagious disease is quickly spread” explains Vladimír Ledecký, the former mayor of Spišský Hrhov and current MP in the National Council. “They were enrolled at the school in Žehra and ended up with problems with alcohol and running away from home” Ledecký continues. Hygienists then concluded the quarantine measures were not efficient. The Chief Hygienist instructed on April, 8 to put Dobrá Vôľa adjacent to Žehra to a lockdown. The police and the army assisted; the fact later criticised by the public.
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Reportage from Žehra: The worse is yet to come

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Boris Németh

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Fotografiu študoval na Vysokej škole výtvarných umení v Bratislave, kde v roku 2011 ukončil doktorandské štúdium. V súčasnosti na škole pôsobí ako externý pedagóg reportážnej fotografie. Vystavoval na Slovensku aj v zahraničí (USA, Nemecko, Srbsko, Bielorusko, Maďarsko, Česká republika, Poľsko, Mexiko, Francúzko, Bulharsko, Francúzko atď). Od roku 2006 je fotografom v časopise .týždeň. Ocenenia: Nominácia World Press Photo - Joop Swart Masterclass (2009), Fotograf roka (2011), Czech press photo (2009, 2011, 2018), Best of Photojournalism (2013) - Honorable mention, Magazine Recurring Feature or Series, Slovak press photo (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018), Cena Nadácie otvorenej spoločnosti (2015), Novinárska cena (2011, 2013, 2014, 2016). The Best of Photojournalism (2017) - Honorable mention Magazine Story Opener, Honorable mention Magazine Recurring Feature or Series, Nominácia World Press Photo - 6x6 Global Talent Program (2019) Publikácie: Premeny Slovenska (2012), Premeny Slovenska - 1150. výročie príchodu sv. Cyrila a Metoda na územie Veľkej Moravy (2013), Na ceste (2013), Identity - Premeny Slovenska (2016), Homeland (2016), Europe (2018), Krajina (2018), Hey Slovaks! (2018), Jar, ktorá zmenila Slovensko (2018), Bratislava - Košice / a späť (2020) Zbierky: Jeho fotografie sú zastúpené aj v zbierkach Slovenskej národnej galérie, Galérie Stredoeurópskeho domu fotografie v Bratislave, Mestskej galérie v Rimavskej Sobote a Nadácie VÚB. borisnemeth.com