In order to fight the spread of a new type of coronavirus, the Czech Post will offer the state its capacities to deliver food and other vital supplies.
Operations at the post office continue to run as normal.
The company plans to outfit its offices and staff with necessary disinfectants. The current state of precautions has been described as “catastrophic” by Evžen Dvorský, the head of the postal service’s trade union, with one office in Prague apparently even lacking soap and no floor cleaning taking place.
Czech Post will not distribute additional products, such as leaflets. “Delivery works without restrictions, except for the advertising leaflets. We will distribute only the most necessary products,” said Roman Knap, CEO of Czech Post.
Czech Post has prepared a non-contact delivery method for people in quarantine. The consignments intended for the addressee’s hands will be stored in the mailbox or left at the post office where they will be able to pick them up within a month.
Approximately 9200 disinfectant sprays were distributed to the postmen who most often come into contact with the costumers.
In the following week, Czech Post will provide other 40,000 sprays to the offices.
The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the Czech Republic has now reached 189. Over 5,000 people have been quarantined.