Against the background of increasing morbidity in the country, new measures to combat the spread of coronavirus of a new type came into force, as well as increased penalties for their violations.
In the Czech Republic, 19 patients died last 24 hours from a new type of coronavirus infection. This is the highest death rate in the country since the pandemic. This was reported by the Czech Ministry of Health on Thursday, September 24.
“The number of seriously ill people in the country has increased five times since the end of August — up to 120 people, only by 18.00 on Thursday the number of patients is 28 933, 670 of whom are hospitalized. A total of 567 people died during the pandemic,” the statement said.
Because of the growing number of infected and seriously ill people, stricter preventive measures have been introduced in the country since Thursday to spread coronavirus.
In particular, police have begun to detain people without masks in the subway and land transport. The penalty for this is 10 thousand crowns (about 435 dollars).
In addition, according to the agency, a 32-year-old resident of Novy Jicin was sentenced to three years of suspended imprisonment for knowing that she was ill with COVID-19, using public transport, and visiting a store without wearing a mask on her face.
The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said Thursday it ranked the Czech Republic among the seven countries with the fastest-growing coronavirus epidemic. In addition to the Czech Republic, this list also includes Spain, Malta, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, and Hungary.