Czech Republic Records Lowest Number of New Covid-19 Cases in Four Weeks

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The Czech Republic reported 3,608 new coronavirus cases for November 8, the lowest daily tally in the country in four weeks, Health Ministry data showed on Monday.

The number of new cases is nearly 3,000 less than reported a week earlier and brings the total count to 414,828.

Around 200 new cases were detected in Prague, the lowest since September 7.

The ministry also reported 177 new deaths, including 101 on Sunday along with revisions to previous days. In total, 4,858 people have died in relation to COVID-19.

New COVID-19 portal

On Friday, the Czech government launched a pilot version of a new Covid Portal website

Everyone will be able to go online to that portal and find a summary of current measures as well as options for what they can do in different life situations. The website includes an overview of compensation programs for entrepreneurs and employees affected by the coronavirus crisis, describing, for example, the rules for weddings, funerals, or travel during the epidemic.

Football restarts

The top two divisions in Czech football restarted after a month break caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The top division says all players and staff will have to undergo virus tests between games.

Sports competitions were stopped in the Czech Republic on October 12 amid a record surge in virus infections.

Help from Israel

Israel’s Health Minister Yuli Edelstein decided to send a delegation to the Czech Republic in order to assist with a COVID-19 outbreak in Brno.

The delegation left for the Czech Republic on Thursday. Upon their return, members of the delegation went into ten-day isolation, in accordance with the procedure of necessary health system workers.

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