Wearing Face Masks in Pharmacies to Become Compulsory From Monday

As of this Saturday at midnight, wearing a face-covering will be mandatory at indoor events with over 100 people and capping gatherings to 500 people.

From Monday, July 27, the public will be required also to wear a face mask in GP surgeries and pharmacies, “where it is not always possible to maintain a two-meter distance from other people”, the Czech government said in an update on its website.

“The situation in Prague is not completely rosy, but there is no reason to worry too much,” the director of Prague’s hygienist office, Zdeňka Jágrová, told Czech Television.

According to Jágrová, it is not possible to trace the origin of the infection in about 40 percent of those infected. This is the reason for extending the obligation to wear face masks to all medical facilities.

Prague reports 52 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, the largest increase since the first half of April. The main reason is, among other things, the outbreak in the night club Techtle Mechtle.

Czech testing labs found 235 new cases of infection by the new coronavirus on Thursday, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday, for a total of 14,800.

The number of active cases has grown to 5,107, there were 365 deaths reported in connection with the illness, while 9,328 people have recovered.


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