Czech Government Could Strengthen Quarantine Measures

The day-to-day increase of new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Czech Republic has surpassed 200 for the second straight day.

Health Minister Adam Vojtěch says the number of infected reached 247 on Wednesday, the biggest increase since June 28.

One of the latest clusters appeared in Prague where 76 people have been infected in a nightclub.

Vojtěch added that “the government will discuss a possible return of some nationwide restrictions” but did not give any further details.

“I want to wait until Friday and see how the situation develops. If there is no stagnation with the number of new patients, then we will probably have to take certain preventive measures throughout the country,” Vojtěch said.

Most likely, wearing face masks in indoor spaces will become compulsory again and the limit for participants in public events will be reduced. The restrictions should come into effect on Monday, July 27th.

The numbers are mainly influenced by the large outbreak in Moravia-Silesia, but the worsening of the situation is observed in some other regions.

Currently, there are 5,062 people in the country who are sick with the coronavirus, according to Ministry of Health data.

The Czech Republic has had 14,570 cases with 364 deaths.


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