Coronavirus: Czech Republic Announces 30 Day State of Emergency

Amid surge in COVID-19 cases, the government of the Czech Republic announced that for the second time it will impose a 30-day State of Emergency starting October 5.

The Killid Group
1 Oct 2020
Coronavirus: Czech Republic Announces 30 Day State of Emergency
A medical worker wearing protective equipment takes a sample from a person at the drive-in coronavirus testing station on October 14, 2020 in Prague. (Photo by Michal Cizek / AFP) (Photo by MICHAL CIZEK/AFP via Getty Images)

The health minister of Czech Republic, Roman Prymula announced the government’s decision on Wednesday, saying the new measures will take effect on next Monday, October 5.

The new measures will allow up to 10 people to gather for indoor events while the limit is 20 people for outdoor events, according to media reports quoting authorities.

The country currently has 66,562 COVID-19 cases of infection, as per Reuters coronavirus tracker.

On 12 March, the government declared a state of emergency for the first time due to the spread of COVID-19.

There are more than a million deaths from coronavirus registered worldwide, the total number of cases is well over 33.9 million.

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