The Czech Republic is one of the countries with the highest new infection rate. Restaurants are closed, and, of course, public consumption of alcohol is banned.
Officials also announced a partial lockdown in the Netherlands, and it is compulsory to wear a mask in public indoor spaces.
Hospitals find it very hard to keep up with all the cases. In Paris, they could all have 90% of their ICU units filled by the end of next week, should things get worse. President Emmanuel Macron will announce further restrictions soon. The city might face evening curfews.
Angela Merkel also stated that she’s watching the entire situation in Europe with great concern. The situation is still serious, despite what people are saying. On Wednesday, there were 5000 new cases.
New restrictions in the Czech Republic
In the Czech Republic, clubs, bars, and schools will be closed until the 3rd of November, and restaurants will only be able to make deliveries and takeaways until 20:00.
University dorms are closed for now, and school is happening from home. Kindergartens are still open. The kids of those who are critical care workers will have special provisions made. People are allowed to gather indoors or outdoors in a number of six.
The real situation in the Czech Republic
As of now, in the Czech Republic, there are 1106 deaths. The highest number of deaths recorded per day was of 55. On Wednesday, there were 8000 new cases.
The EU’s European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) presented a dark image: the new confirmed coronavirus cases in the past two weeks are 55,538. Germany has 42,032, and its population is eight times bigger than that of the Czech Republic.