The Czech Republic’s daily number of new coronavirus cases rose to 650, the highest since the pandemic reached the country in March, Health Ministry data showed on Thursday.
With that number, the overall count of cases rose to 25,773 in the country of 10.7 million.
From Tuesday, September 1, new emergency measures against the spread of coronavirus came into force.
Face masks will be again mandatory in medical facilities, offices, all means of public transport, railway stations and polling stations.
Moreover, Czechs will have to put on the famous roušky at Prague Airport and at public events where there are more than 100 people.
For now, restaurants, and workspaces are excluded from the measure, although regulations might still change in the coming weeks.
The Czech Republic was the first country in Europe to introduce compulsory face masks, on 19 March. Masks had been mandatory in all shops up until July 1.