Czech Republic decrees a state of emergency due to Covid-19 |  News

The Minister of Health of the Czech Republic, Adam Vojtech, announced this Thursday that as of Friday a state of emergency will be in force in the country, with a duration of 30 days, after last Wednesday a record of infections of the Covid-19.


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With this measure, the Christmas markets will be prohibited during this period, as well as the consumption of alcoholic beverages in public spaces; in the case of discos, bars, restaurants, nightclubs and casinos, they will close at 22:00 local time.

Parties will only be allowed for a maximum of 100 people. Cinemas, theaters and sporting or cultural events will have a maximum capacity of 1,000 people.

“The Government is convinced that the mandatory vaccination must be introduced, so immunization will be mandatory for those over 50 years of age and for workers in certain sectors,” said the minister.

The Czech Republic, which has a population of 10,700,000, reported 18,004 new infections of the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus on Wednesday, compared to 25,877 the previous day.

“If there were a higher vaccination rate in the Czech Republic, it would not be necessary to declare a state of emergency because there would be no health problem. If it weren’t for the fact that most of the population is vaccinated, the hospitals would be fully saturated without a doubt, “said Vojtěch.

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