Hygienists classified Prague as orange, ie the second degree of risk of coronavirus infection. However, according to the Minister of Health Adam Vojtěch (for YES), stricter security measures such as restrictions on the opening hours of restaurants and bars have not yet been introduced. The districts of Kolín, Příbram, Žďár nad Sázavou and Brno město now belong to the green, first degree of risk.
According to Vojtěch, the situation in Prague worsens, so hygienists have changed the risk assessment from green. “The situation in Prague is deteriorating. If it moved on, we would have to extend the wearing of veils to other areas or close night operations,” the minister said.
The director of the Prague hygiene station, Zdeňka Jágrová, states that due to the deterioration of the situation, it will be mandatory to wear veils in safety Vaclav Havel airport. In addition, regulations of the Ministry of Health will come into force on 1 September, which they are obliged to introduce in all public transport, in medical and social facilities and in offices.
Kateřina Pavlíková, a spokeswoman for Prague Airport, specified for Aktuálně.cz that so far it was only recommended that passengers wear veils in comparison to the airport, this was explicitly mandatory only in times when nationwide quarantine measures were in force. Now, due to the worsening of the epidemiological situation, this obligation will return again, as hygienist Jágrová has today.
“Part, about 25 percent of daily monitoring of infected, forming foreigners,” explained the decision of the Prague hygienist Zdeňka Jágrová. Minister Vojtěch pointed out the irresponsible behavior of tourists. “We must perceive that if no one is responsible and they take risks and come to spread the disease, then the situation in Prague will not improve,” he said.
Jágrová observes that the virus is widespread, especially in nightclubs. “Besides the Techtle Mechtle club, where about 258 people got sick, there are other dance clubs and games rooms,” she said. According to her, the station is unable to determine the source of the infection in about thirty percent of cases. “Unfortunately, this percentage does not decrease,” pay attention.
Jágrová also states that Prague manages 5,000 offtakes per day, another two sampling points will be established in Žluté lázně and Letná.
According to Jágrová, veils will be recommended in schools, not mandatory. “It simply came to our notice then. It will depend on the given school, on the given principal, how to approach it, “added Vojtěch. He did not rule out the introduction of compulsory veils in schools in the event that the situation worsened. However, according to him, the ministry will also observe data on the possible spread of the epidemic in schools. According to Vojtěch, the introduction of compulsory veils would not make sense if the disease did not spread among the pupils.
Four districts turned green
We recommend the regional hygiene station on the mandatory wearing of veils in schools. Measures can be taken if the region is marked in orange or red at an epidemiological traffic light. In that case, the obligation to wear veils would not apply to kindergartens and special schools.
The number of infected is also growing in four districts, which are included in the green category. However, the chief hygienist Jarmila Rážová pointed out that the situation in them is under epidemiological point of view and only in the Žďár region did the covid-19 disease reach vulnerable groups.
According to the Ministry of Health, 23,300 people have become infected in the Czech Republic since the epidemic began to spread. Currently 5692 are infected. So far, 418 people have died from the disease.
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