The Government of the Czech Republic on Monday decreed the immediate closure of all schools, bars and restaurants until November 3, to reduce the level of infections with the coronavirus, reported the public channel CT24.
Although this week a restriction package, which mainly affected schools and the leisure sector, the most recent exponential rise in infections, led the Czech Government to tighten measures during the rest of the state of emergency, which expires on November 3.
Advancement of the pandemic
“We can’t afford to fail, so this attempt will have to be successful, “explained the prime minister, liberal populist magnate Andrej Babis.
The Czech Republic, with 10.7 million inhabitants and which in the former was one of the most successful countries in the containment of the pandemic, is now the most affected with almost 500 infections per 100,000 inhabitants in the last two weeks, ahead of Belgium (402.5) and Spain (308.1).
Although until now a system that combined presence and distance education was used in schools, it has now been decided shut down the entire education sector until November 2.
Bars and restaurants
They are also closed bars and restaurantsAlthough the latter will be able to serve food through a window to the outside, as happened during the spring, although not the bars.
Alcohol consumption on the streets is prohibited and the number of people in an outdoor group cannot exceed six. It is also done mandatory mask on the platforms of transport stations.
The objective is to reduce the reproduction rate (number of people infected by each infected) “to 0.8”, said the Minister of Health, Roman Prymula, compared to the current figure of around 1.3. This Monday the number of deaths from COVID-19 it surpassed the 1,000 mark for the first time in the Republic, with 1,045.