Covid-19 epidemic in the Czech Republic

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Detailed information about covid-19 epidemic here (in czech)

Ministry of Health to Tighten Rules for Holding Mass Indoor Events with Standing Room Only

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The Ministry of Health is introducing a new measure in relation to the current epidemiological situation. From 6.00 p.m. on Friday, 18 September, mass indoor events with participation by more than 10 people at any one time will only be permitted if each person attending the event has a designated seat, this being with the exception of exhibitions, trade fairs and other similar events. It will therefore only be possible to sell tickets for mass indoor events for specific seats. Press release

Laboratories to Inform Patients of Positive Covid-19 Test Result Electronically

Effective from 17 September, all laboratories performing the testing of specimens for the presence of the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus with the aid of the RT-PCR test will inform the patient if they have tested positive by text message or by e-mail. Press release

Several regions are now on orange alert, the most significant outbreak still being in Prague

The Ministry of Health has evaluated the current epidemiological situation in relation to COVID-19 and has updated the map of alert levels for public health protection. The orange districts, meaning those with incipient community transmission, now include Beroun, Kladno, Kolín, Prague-East and Uherské Hradiště. Prague also remains orange. The number of green districts has also increased, where the occurrence of infection has been found without community spread. Press release

As of 14 September, the Ministry of Health will again be including Romania on the list of countries with a low risk of infection

Based on the available data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and an evaluation of the epidemiological situation, the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic is updating the list of countries with a low risk of COVID-19 infection. As announced last week, the Canary Islands will be removed from the list effective from Monday, 14 September. Romania will be returning to the list with a low risk of infection. Press release

Masks will be mandatory in all indoor premises of buildings in CZ from Thursday

The Ministry of Health is reacting to the worsening epidemic situation and will introduce, with some exceptions, the mandatory wearing of masks in all indoor premises of buildings outside the home and in the common areas of schools effective from Thursday, 10 September. Furthermore, the nationwide obligation to wear protective equipment in means of public transport remains in effect. Press release

Ministry of Health issues a method for ordering quarantine at schools in connection to COVID-19

The Ministry of Health prepared the material in cooperation with the Ministry of Education. It shall come into effect on Monday, 7 September 2020. Press release

Prague remains on the orange alert level, hygienists adopt further measures

Based on an evaluation of the COVID-19 epidemiological situation, the Ministry of Health has updated the map of alert levels for public health protection. The most significant local outbreak remains in Prague, which is on the orange level, meaning incipient community transmission. As a result, Prague will adopt further anti-epidemic measures.  Press release