The Czech government will discuss further measures against the spread of the coronavirus. Health Minister Roman Prymula said that the current restrictions were not doing enough to reduce contact among the population.
The biggest impact on the Czech health care system is expected between November 3 and 11. Due to the current situation, the government will meet in an extraordinary session on Wednesday (October 21) at 8 am.
According to the Czech news server Seznam Zprávy, the Minister of Health will propose to the government the closure of shops and public services, such as hairdressers.
The reason? According to statistics, Czech people currently interact with reach other a third more than they did in spring, when the government announced the lockdown.
From today at midnight (Tuesday, October 20), face masks must be worn everywhere in the Czech Republic. The measure applies to all pedestrians if people are closer than two meters apart.
Family members walking together and people doing sport are exempt from the requirement to wear masks.
On Tuesday at 6 pm, the Czech Republic reported 6,800 new COVID-19 cases. The total number rose to 188,800.
According to the latest data of the Ministry of Health, there are 3,721 people who are currently hospitalized.