UPDATE: Students Who Cannot Return Home Are Allowed to Stay in Dormitories

Students in the Czech Republic are asked to return home and limit their social contacts, announced on Tuesday the Minister of Education Robert Plaga (ANO). Those students who cannot return home are allowed to stay in the dormitories.

It is an amendment to the measure presented on Monday whereby all students, who were not called to work by the government – such as medics, were forbidden to stay in the dormitories.

“We have been able to agree with the Ministry of Health that students who cannot return home can stay on the campus,” Plaga said to the iROZHLAS.cz and later on Twitter.

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The restriction originally required all students who live in dormitories and reside elsewhere in the Czech Republic to temporarily leave their accommodation.

However, Plaga still recommends students to leave the dormitories. “If possible, I ask everyone to return home and reduce social contacts,” he added.

The presence of students is only allowed during exams with the participation of 10 people maximum. Exceptions are valid for medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy faculties.

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The Czech Republic reported 4,310 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday. The total number of cases detected since March rose to 121,421, of which 58,200 patients have recovered and 1,051 deaths have been reported as the figure passed the 1,000 mark.

There are 62,170 active cases. The number of hospitalizations has risen to 2,146, up from 1,028 on Sept. 30, and those in intensive care number 426.

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