Coronavirus in the Czech Republic and the World
How is the Czech Republic dealing with the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic?
The Czech Republic has introduced a number of measures that are among the strictest in this regard in EU countries. All bodies that are responsible for protecting public health, the National Reference Laboratory, hospitals, the emergency medical services and others, remain in a state of readiness. The situation is being actively dealt with by the National Security Council, the Central Epidemiological Commission and the Crisis Commission. Follow the measures introduced at the Ministry of Health’s website.
How many infected people are there in the Czech Republic?
The total number of people with a proven COVID-19 infection is updated twice a day at around 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on our special website (only in the Czech language).
How many people have recovered in the Czech Republic?
You can again find the total number of recovered people on our special website.
Where are the most sick people in the Czech Republic?
You can also find information about the disease’s occurrence in the individual regions at our special website.
Where in the world has infection by the coronavirus been proven?
Infection by the SARS-CoV-2 virus has been proven in most countries in the world. You can see the current state of the infection’s spread on the www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ website or on the World Health Organization (WHO) website.
WHO has declared a pandemic in the world. What does this actually mean?
A pandemic is an epidemic of a large extent affecting multiple continents. This concerns the occurrence of a disease with a high incidence over a large territory (continents) over a certain time period. Influenza A pandemics, however, are repeated, in particular after a more serious antigenic change to the influenza virus (Spanish flu, etc.). The spread of SARS was handled at a marked cost, but was a serious threat. The current SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus epidemic (the COVID-19 disease), ongoing since December 2019, is a pandemic. The World Health Organization declared it a pandemic on 11 March 2020. In the past, there were global pandemics involving, in particular, influenzas, as well as plague, cholera and epidemic typhus. Since the 1980s, there has been a great risk due to the AIDS pandemic; in 2018, the HIV virus affected over 37 million people, mostly in Sub-Saharan Africa.
What do WHO and other international organisations recommend in connection with the coronavirus?
For these situations, the Ministry of Health uses a service for the urgent exchange of information, the Early Warning and Response System. This is a closed system, thanks to which we can, in an ongoing fashion, communicate with other countries on an everyday basis. The Ministry of Health also participates in regular teleconferences of the Health Security Committee (HSC), where information is shared. Specifically, there is information about epidemiology developments; in addition, the teleconference is used for professional and relevant statements by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).
WHO is also encouraging countries to, in the current situation, appropriately tighten extraordinary measures with the aim of reducing the opportunity for the further spread of the disease and protecting Czech citizens, primarily at-risk groups that tend to get sick.