Due to the deteriorating epidemiological situation, the Czech government will meet early Thursday afternoon to discuss further tightening of anti-AIDS measures. Czech news server iDNES.cz said the meeting was originally scheduled for Friday.
The new procedures should relate in particular to the reduction of unnecessary communications. According to Prime Minister Andrej Babis, the government is not considering a full lockdown.
The central administration team and representatives of the Ministry of Health are scheduled to negotiate with the so-called anti-civilian team, which is made up of representatives of the future government, in the morning.
Health Minister Adam Vojtek has admitted that one option the government will address is to limit mass events.
More than 18,000 new cases
Labs revealed in the Czech Republic 18,004 additional cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours. 5,886 people have been hospitalized with the virus, and about 850 of them are in serious condition. The seven-day infection rate has also risen to a new high – 1,097 out of 100,000 people have been infected in the past week.
The iDNES.cz news server also reported that a large-capacity ambulance was leaving Prague around 6.30am to bring ten patients infected with coronavirus connected to oxygen from Brno. The reason is the overcrowding of hospitals in Brno, the mayor of Prague, Zdenek Hoepp, posted on Twitter.
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