Defence News NG
Foreign

Facing hospital catastrophe, Czech Republic eyes harsher lockdown

Faced with the prospect of a complete catastrophe in the hospitals, the Czech Republic has announced a significantly tighter lockdown in an attempt to bring Coronavirus case under control.

Details about the new measures are expected during the course of Wednesday after Prime Minister Andrej Babis discusses the proposals with members of the opposition, as well as business and labour groups.

“If there were no new contacts, then there cannot be any infections,“ he said without providing any further details.

“This virus is really a killer and young people are among those dying.’’

The country is battling a surge in cases linked to the British variant of the Coronavirus, as well as a solitary case of the South African variant discovered in a group of three people returning from Africa, he said.

The country’s current lockdown restrictions are set to be lifted on Monday.

Babis said he hopes to get an extension, but it’s unclear if his minority government can find support for doing so.

Babis ruled out opening up the country’s schools any time soon but did allow the option of performing regular tests at businesses.

On Wednesday, the Health Ministry reported 15,672 new cases within the last 24 hours.

More than 6,800 people are currently in hospital with the virus, 1,300 on intensive care stations.

Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 1.1 million confirmed cases in the country and 19,682 deaths, out of a population of about 10.7 million.

Israel has recently agreed to send 5,000 vaccine doses to the country. 

Also Check Out:

Herdsman living in hinterland of N China’s Kubuqi Desert becomes better off

Defence News Ng

China’s NGOs contribute to international poverty alleviation, human rights

Defence News Ng

Environmental protection and the road to 2035

Defence News Ng

How has China been able to eliminate poverty?

Defence News Ng

Xi Jinping highlights AIIB’s role in promoting shared development

Defence News Ng

Guangxi taps into geographic advantages, embraces Greater Bay Area integration

Defence News Ng

China’s tourism market to see robust recovery over combined holiday for National Day, Mid-Autumn Festival

Defence News Ng

U.S. officials need to stop spreading ‘political virus’ that fuels racial discrimination says analyst

Defence News Ng

Photovoltaic power stations in NW China’s Qinghai province help local villagers secure livelihood

Defence News Ng

Chinese, European Media Issue Statement On Strengthening Cooperation

Defence News Ng

Chinese local governments take timely measures to evacuate public from flood-hit regions

Defence News Ng

American exceptionalism is not the only model

Defence News Ng

Leave a Comment