The Czech Republic has been consistently at 57 in the PES system of the Ministry of Health since November 23. However, on Saturday, the number changed to 59 for the first time since then.
This is the first deterioration in statistics since October 27, when the PES rose from 85 to 89.
Deterioration occurred in almost all regions. The situation has not changed significantly in recent days only in the Central Bohemian Region and the Vysočina Region.
According to the plan of the Ministry of Health, it is enough for the PES score to be in a worse degree for three days and the whole republic may be moved to a worse category. In level four, shops, restaurants and services would be closed again.
However, the Minister of Health Jan Blatný (for YES) stated that moving to a worse degree is not an obligation. “The index will not be used as a robotic system, the evaluation of the epidemic situation and the setting of measures will always be carried out by people – experts,” the minister said at the introduction of the system.
However, he suggested at a press conference on Friday that a deteriorating score could cause a move to grade four. “It could be a fundamental reason,” the minister said.
However, Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (YES) spoke more clearly. “If we get to zone number 4, Minister Blatný has already announced that he will not debate the procedure,” Babiš said in an interview for the idnes.cz website.
Take a look at what the stores opened on Thursday in the TV Nova report: