The Czech Ministry of Health is proposing that the government takes further crisis measures. At today’s meeting, the Ministry proposed a 7-day restriction on free movement throughout the Czech Republic between 9 pm and 5 am.
As Echo24 reports, it should be valid from Wednesday 28 October at Midnight to Tuesday 3 November at 23.59.
Only traveling to the workplace, and urgent trips may be an exception. Dog walking only permitted within 100 meters of your residence.
Based on the statements of the Minister of Health, home office could not only be recommended but mandatory for some companies.
“I am a supporter of a tough Israel-style lockdown. That’s the only thing that can help us. There is nothing to wait for,” said Milan Kubek, president of the Czech Medical Chamber on Sunday.
A curfew has been put in place in Belgium, where authorities said the average daily number of people testing positive over the past week had exceeded 10,000, prompting fears of a strain on hospitals.
Belgium’s midnight-5 am curfew comes with the closure of cafes, bars and restaurants and a ban on alcohol sales after 8 pm.
In Italy, a nightly curfew between midnight and 5 am begins on Saturday in the region of Lazio, which includes Rome, and will last for 30 days.
Similar measures are already in place in Lombardy, where cases are surging, especially in Milan, and in Naples.
The Czech Republic reported 7,301 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, falling below 10,000 for the first time since October 19.
The country has reported a total of 258,097 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic started in March. There are 158,515 active cases currently. Deaths have climbed to 2,201.
The number of hospitalisations has risen to 5,345, and those in intensive care number 800.
Updates to follow soon.