Daily Jump in COVID-19 Cases Exceeds 2,000 for First Time

The Czech Republic reported on Thursday more than 2,000 new COVID-19 cases in a single day for the first time as it battles a surge in infections that is among the fastest in Europe.

The health ministry recorded 2,139 cases of the new coronavirus on Wednesday, up from a previous record 1,675 reported for the previous day.

On Wednesday evening, the Minister of Health Adam Vojtěch (ANO) announced further measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The changes will mainly concern mass events – public and private.

As on Friday 18 September from 6 pm, indoor events where more than ten people have to stand will be banned.

Exceptions are exhibitions, markets, fairs, and other similar events.

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