Coronavirus in Czechia: Face Masks Mandatory in Schools and Restrictions on Travelling from the Country

On September 18, the number of people newly infected with coronavirus already exceeded 3 000 new cases per day. The Czech government has been recently reintroducing some countermeasures as a response to the alarming spread of the virus. There is a possibility that even more restrictive countermeasures will be put in place in the near future. Besides that, several countries marked the Czech Republic as a non-safe country.

Some Expats in the Czech Republic Will Have to Undergo Integration Courses

Some expats living in the Czech Republic will have to undergo special integration courses that are expected to start taking place from January 2021 according to a new decree proposed by the Ministry of the Interior. During these courses, they should learn for example, about customs and the Czech language, but also about the issue of domestic violence. The draft of this decree was recently sent for the comment procedure.

Coronavirus in Czechia: Another Big Spike in New Cases

At the beginning of summer, most people believed that coronavirus would soon disappear for good. That didn’t happen though. Shortly after the original countermeasures were released, the number of new cases started increasing again and the negative trend continues. During the last few weeks the number of new cases was increasing rapidly though some changes have not yet taken effect.

Coronavirus in Czechia: Face Masks Mandatory in All Indoor Spaces

The Czech Ministry of Health decided to reintroduce wearing face masks in all indoor public spaces. They react to the fact that the number of people infected with coronavirus is growing with worrying speed in the Czech Republic. Since the situation is serious in the whole country, this will apply nationwide and not only in the worst-hit districts and cities such as Prague or the Hodonín district.

Coronavirus in Czechia: Face Masks Becoming Mandatory in More Places

The number of people newly infected with COVID-19 in the Czech Republic has been growing rapidly during the last couple of weeks. In response to this, hygienists decided to make wearing face masks mandatory in more places in Prague, where they have experienced the biggest spike in cases. Stricter countermeasures may follow in the next few weeks all over the country depending on the situation.

Coronavirus in Czechia: Antivirus Support Program Extended until the End of October

Shortly after the COVID-19 pandemic hit the Czech Republic, the Czech Ministry of Finance introduced Antivirus – a support program for companies to compensate for their losses caused by the pandemic. Originally, it was due to end in August but the Czech government decided to extend it.

Coronavirus in Czechia: Changes on the Local Coronavirus Map

Despite many people’s original expectations that the pandemic situation would improve during summer, the number of new cases has been growing since most countermeasures were released. This and the fact that many experts are worried about the situation further worsening in autumn has led to some countermeasures being (re)introduced again in the Czech Republic. Some of them, like wearing face masks, were reintroduced nationwide while other countermeasures were reintroduced only in some regions.

Coronavirus in Czechia: Spain Not Considered Safe Anymore

The Czech government is closely monitoring the coronavirus situation in the world and in response to the pandemic getting worse in some countries they decided to update the so-called Coronavirus Traffic Light System. So far the changes have been only minor, only concerning Spain and Romania.

Coronavirus in Czechia: Face Masks Mandatory Nationwide from September

As autumn and the start of a new school year is slowly approaching, fear of the dreaded second wave of COVID-19 is growing. Experts all across the planet worry that with schools reopening again, the disease will spread even faster. Seasonal illnesses, such as flu, could also make the situation worse. For this reason, the Czech government decided to reintroduce some countermeasures from September.

Coronavirus in Czechia: The Number Keeps Rising

The number of people newly infected with COVID-19 keeps rising all across Europe. This has led to many experts, politicians, and members of the public believing the second wave has already started, even though it was originally predicted to occur in autumn or winter. Some politicians admit that the originally imposed restrictions were released too soon. They are now worried people won’t be willing to take any precautions again.