In view of the dramatically increasing number of coronary infections, the government of the Czech Republic has imposed a night curfew. From Wednesday it will no longer be allowed to leave the house between 21 and 4.59, as announced on Monday evening by Health Minister Roman Prymula, who is about to leave office.
Previous measures had shown little effect, the 56-year-old said. Since the start of the pandemic, a total of 263 572 corona infections and 2337 deaths have been recorded in the Czech Republic.
The state of emergency has been in effect since October
Another measure is that shops that are still open, such as supermarkets, must close on Sundays. For a week and a half, people were called to stay home if possible. However, there are numerous exceptions to the exit restrictions, such as the way of work, sport and shopping. The state of emergency has been in place in the Czech Republic since the beginning of October. It allows the government to restrict civil rights.
The Czech Republic, with its nearly 10.7 million inhabitants, is currently particularly affected by the crown pandemic. According to the EU health agency ECDC, 1,284.4 people per 100,000 population were infected within 14 days. This was the highest of all EU Member States. In the same period, 10.2 people per 100,000 inhabitants died (Belgium: 4.9; Germany: 0.5). (SDA)