Babiš: “I’m in Favour of Extending the State of Emergency”

Prague Morning

“As a government, we are thinking about how the country will return to normal life. But we will get there when we are 100% sure that we have measures against the virus,” said Prime Minister Andrej Babis.

At the same time, he appealed to Czech citizens to observe emergency measures and hygiene.

According to him, the State of Emergency in the Czech Republic will be extended by 30 days. “I don’t think we can avoid it,” added Babis. The news is reported by CT24.

As of Friday morning, there are 2,062 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection in the Czech Republic. Ten patients have fully recovered, nine died. A total of 31,127 tests have been carried out.

The Department of Health has also changed the testing conditions to Covid-19. Either fever above 37.5 degrees, dry cough, or shortness of breath are sufficient.

The Czech Republic declared the State of Emergency on Thursday 12 March 2020, due to health threats related to the occurrence of the SARS CoV-2 coronavirus, for 30 days.

Under a State of emergency, the government also banned international passenger transport but kept freight business open.

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