The current regime expires on December 23. Also, the Ministry of Health of the republic will initiate a tightening of quarantine from December 27.
The authorities of the Czech Republic have extended the emergency regime introduced on October 5 due to the worsening epidemiological situation due to coronavirus and which expires tomorrow, until January 22, 2021. This was announced on Tuesday, December 22, by the state TV channel CT1.
It is noted that 55 out of 104 deputies of the lower chamber voted for the corresponding decision, 29 parliamentarians against.
In addition, the Czech parliament intends to consider the issue of declaring the country's maximum, fifth, level of epidemiological threat due to COVID-19. The head of the Ministry of Health of the republic, Yan Blatny, called for stricter quarantine from December 27.
According to the minister, it is necessary to impose a ban on people leaving home unless absolutely necessary, as well as to close enterprises providing consumer services to the population and most shops.
According to the latest data, the number of infected in the Czech Republic has reached 635,414 cases, of which 541,012 ended in the recovery of patients and 10,562 in death. The country is 21st in the world and tenth in Europe in terms of the number of infected.
We will remind you, earlier in the Czech Republic began mass testing of residents for the antigen of the coronavirus. The testing costs were covered by health insurance companies.