At Least 60 Coronavirus Cases Linked to Prague Nightclub Cluster

Prague Morning

According to Czech Health officials, at least 60 new Covid-19 cases have been linked to a party hosted in Techtle Mechtle on Saturday, July 11.

More than 120 people connected to the outbreak have since been put into quarantine.

The incident suggests just one “super-spreader” could have acted as catalysts for the spread of the disease.

According to Zdeňka Jágrová, Director of the Prague Hygiene Station, “the main spreader of the infection was an asymptomatic person, probably a young woman.”

The party was also attended by some football players from the reserve teams of Sparta Prague, Dukla Prague and Bohemians 1905

Bohemians had to interrupt the training of the youth teams. “The situation does not affect the A-team. The players are currently on holiday and we will start the preparations for the new season on July 27,” the club reassures the fans in a statement.

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The number of active coronavirus infections topped 5,000 in the Czech Republic for the first time after labs reported the highest daily rise in nearly a month, the health ministry said on Wednesday.

The Czech Republic had 14,324 confirmed cases of coronavirus infection, with 212 new infections on Tuesday night. So far, 360 people have died. At the moment, there are 647 infected people in Prague.

Last Friday, authorities tightened restrictions in the northeast of the country, reinstating compulsory face coverings, limiting restaurant opening hours and ordering checks on cross-border commuters.

 

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