Omycron has also been shown to have appeared in the Czech Republic
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Posted: Nov 29, 2021 19:50 | Updated: 11/29/2021 19:50
PRAGUE – The coronavirus epidemic in the Czech Republic is getting worse, laboratory tests have confirmed the appearance of a new virus mutation, omicron, according to data released by the Ministry of Health on Monday.
Omikron was detected in a young woman in Liberec. The lady had previously been to Namibia with most of her, returning to the Czech Republic via South Africa and Dubai on Saturday. The result of Saturday’s screening was also confirmed by the state laboratory on Monday. The other members of the group are also being tested, and the infection has not been detected yet. The Czech authorities have meanwhile banned visits to the Czech Republic by citizens of countries where omicrons have appeared.
At their meeting on Monday, representatives of the Czech executive government and the national crisis team agreed that mandatory vaccination against the coronavirus should be considered.
“He agreed that vaccination should be made mandatory in the health, social, ambulance, penitentiary, military and over-60s,” said Interior Minister Jan Hamácek, chairman of the crisis team. According to Hamas, the Ministry of Health will develop proposals for the necessary legal measures in the coming days, which will be put on the agenda by both the ministries and the government.
In the Czech Republic of 10.7 million, 6.4 million people have received both doses of the vaccine so far. The third confirmatory dose was given to 800,000.
Hospitals currently treat 5,800 patients, 950 of whom have been classified as severe by doctors. The number of confirmed infections per day exceeded 25,000 on weekdays three times last week, a new record. The average number of deaths per day is close to a hundred, and the outbreak of the coronavirus epidemic in March last year has reached 33,000.
Since last Friday, the Czech Republic has once again had a state of health emergency and a number of precautions restricting normal life.