According to the Minister of the Interior Jan Hamáček (ČSSD), the Czech hospital system is ready for about 120,000 infected people. According to the forecasts of the Ministry of Health, this could happen in mid-October. Then the system could start to collapse. TV Nova therefore asked the most professional how they want to prevent further negative developments.
In five days, more than 10,000 new cases were added to the Czech Republic. This is three times more than in the whole of March, when a coronavirus pandemic broke out in our country. Once again, there is talk of a state of emergency and the search for a recipe for how to stop Covid-19.
According to Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (YES), the economy should not be switched off again. He allegedly leaves the measure to the epidemiologists and the Minister of Health Adam Vojtěch (for YES). The declaration of a state of emergency does not preclude. “I can only ask everyone to realize that it is a risk for older people and to defeat the virus together as in the spring,” the prime minister said.
The Minister of the Interior, Jan Hamáček, would take the measures much more radically. If it were up to him, he would limit mass action.
According to the Minister of Health, it does not make sense at this time to introduce the obligation to wear veils outside. But he is talking about the general closure of schools. On the contrary, it is against the widespread closure of businesses.
“I’m not a fan of the general closure of everything, but identifying those places such as clubs, night events that are designed to stand, these are the events that I personally would suspend for a while now,” the Minister of Health muses.
The government’s commissioner for science and research reportedly did not expect the second wave to be so strong. According to him, we should limit contacts at various events to at least one to two months. According to him, schools should not be closed.
“If the curve can be flattened, the measures might not be so harsh. Various gatherings at celebrations, bars, these are things that will undoubtedly be addressed,” Prymula calculates.
Other possible measures and activation of the Central Crisis Staff will be discussed by the government on Monday.