The Czech government announced a state of emergency on Thursday that will apply from midnight for 30 days. The decision was made at an extraordinary meeting of the government due to the worsening epidemic situation in the country.
From Friday, dining establishments, clubs and casinos will only be open from 5:00 to 22:00. It will not be allowed to drink alcohol in public places. Christmas markets have been canceled.
Restrictions in the Czech Republic from Friday
The new restrictions will also apply to mass events. The maximum number of participants will be reduced from one thousand to 100 people. In cinemas, theaters and sporting events, the maximum number of people that can be seated is one thousand. It will also not be possible to eat in shopping centers and food courts.
“The epidemiological situation is not good, so we have taken further action to fight the epidemic. Food outlets, clubs and casinos will only be open from 5am to 10pm from tomorrow. It will also not be possible to organize Christmas fairs, or to consume alcohol in public places “- said the Minister of Health, Adam Vojtiech.
On Wednesday, coronavirus infections in the Czech Republic were again record-breaking – almost 26,000. cases per day. In the last seven days, the number of infections in the country has risen to 1,061 new cases per 100,000. inhabitants, it is almost twice as many as two weeks ago – the AP agency informed on Wednesday.
In the Czech Republic, slightly more than 58 percent were vaccinated. population.
The state of emergency in the Czech Republic has already been in force twice: in spring 2020 for 67 days and for 189 days – from October 5, 2020 to April 11, 2021.