In the Czech Republic, on Sunday, 3608 newly confirmed coronavirus infections were screened by laboratory tests, the lowest daily number of cases in the last four weeks, according to data published on the website of the Czech Ministry of Health on Monday. The number of confirmed infections was three thousand higher last Sunday, an MTI Prague correspondent wrote.
There are currently about 167,000 confirmed infections in the Czech Republic. The number of hospital admissions fell moderately to 7,779, of whom 1,196 were severely ill. The latter figure is also lower than before. So far, authorities know of 101 patients who died on Sunday, with Covid-19 claiming 4,858 lives so far. The worst epidemic situation is currently in the Pelhrimov district southeast of Prague, with 1,169 infections per 100,000 inhabitants.
The Czech Republic is in a state of emergency until 20 November, with significant restrictions on free movement and trade. Wearing a face mask is mandatory everywhere. Restaurants have closed, schools have switched to distance learning, cultural and sporting events are paused, and curfews are in place at night. Health Minister Jan Blatny said strict precautions could pay off in the second half of November.
Cover image: A man in a protective mask goes in front of the Prague Castle on October 28, 2020. A curfew imposed to curb the coronavirus epidemic came into force on this day in the Czech Republic. According to the government decree, from nine o’clock in the evening to five in the morning, Czechs can leave their place of residence only with certain exceptions, such as travel to work or health problems. MTI / EPA / Martin Divisek