On Friday, another wave of measures by the Czech government comes into force.
All the public events involving more than 30 people are prohibited. Sports facilities, libraries or galleries are closed. Restaurants can only be opened until 8 pm.
Compulsory home quarantine is extended to everyone coming back from 18 countries: Austria, Belgium, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iran, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and USA.
No entry to risk areas (from Friday 23:59): the government simultaneously banned Czech citizens and foreigners with temporary or permanent residence in the Czech Republic to travel to risk areas, specifically Germany and Austria. The only exception are people who commute to work across the borders.
According to Minister Adam Vojtěch, there are currently 117 positive cases, with over 1,200 people quarantined. Cases have now been recorded in all regions of the country. Prague has the highest number, with 50 cases.
There are now more than 132,500 cases of the coronavirus and nearly 5,000 deaths worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. Over 68,000 patients have recovered globally, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.