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Czech Republic introduces state of emergency due to coronavirus


The Czech government is tightening measures to combat the coronavirus. Due to a sharp increase in infections, the country is declaring a state of emergency (PE). The restrictions take effect on Friday, November 26th and will last for 30 days.

Attendance at cultural and sports events is limited to 1 thousand people, other events – 100 people, while vaccination is required. Restaurants, bars and clubs in the Czech Republic will close at 22:00, their work will be limited until 5:00. According to the Ministry of Health of the republic, the authorities hope to cope with the situation with the help of these measures; a lockdown in the Czech Republic is not yet planned (translation via Reuters).

The Czech Republic continues the trend towards strengthening of antique restrictions. They were previously introduced by a number of other countries, including Austria and Slovakia.

Over the past day, more than 18 thousand people have been infected with the coronavirus in the Czech Republic. During the pandemic, more than 2 million cases of coronavirus were detected, more than 32 thousand people died.

Read about the development of the situation in the publication “Kommersant FM” “Europe is looking for an approach to the unvaccinated”.