The authorities of Czechia declared the regime of an emergency situation (emergency) since October 5 because of the beginning of the second wave of coronavirus. It is reported on the page of the local government on Twitter.
It is noted that the new regime will be valid for a month. Schools and other public institutions will be closed in the country. A total of 68,000 people are currently infected in the Czech Republic and more than 600 have died. It is known that the number of victims of coronavirus in September exceeded the April maximum. The earlier similar regime in Czechia was already operating from March 12 till May 17.
On September 13, the authorized representative of the republican government for questions of science and researches Roman Prymula announced the beginning of the second wave of coronavirus. He noted that the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 is growing faster in the Czech Republic than in the first wave. The Republic became the second European country to announce a new peak in the incidence.
Before that, Austria had announced the beginning of the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. The country’s Chancellor Sebastian Kurtz urged the public to comply with infection prevention measures.