Coronavirus in the Czech Republic. Partial closure of the economy. Bars and pubs disappear, only remote school

The Minister of Health of the Czech Republic, Roman Prymula, informed about the government’s decision to partially close the economy and abandon the traditional form of education. Prime Minister Andrej Babisz noted that the restrictions would enter into force on Wednesday, October 14.

Prymula, in a statement on social media posted on Monday evening, noted that learning in schools is going to be entirely transferred to the remote model, and that bars and pubs will be closed for the next three weeks.

By decision of the government in Prague, alcohol consumption in “public spaces” will also be prohibited, and meetings in groups of up to six people will be allowed.

Prime Minister Andrej Babisz pointed out that the changes will enter into force next Wednesday.

According to the Reuters agency, the Czech Republic is currently experiencing the highest increase in coronavirus infections in Europe. Since the beginning of September, almost 100,000 cases of SARS-CoV-2 have arrived in our southern neighbors, and in total, since the beginning of the epidemic at the turn of winter and spring, the Czechs have recorded almost 120,000 infections.

Main photo source: David Tanecek / CTK / PAP

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