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Czech Republic coronavirus daily tally tops 15,000 for first time

Christian Fernsby ▼ | October 24, 2020
The Czech Republic registered 15,252 new cases of coronavirus infections on Friday; the first time that the daily increase has crossed the 15,000 mark.
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The total number of cases rose to 238,323 in the country of 10.7 million, with 126 new deaths taking that total to 1,971.

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Although the majority of people have mild or no symptoms the number of hospitalized and those in a serious condition is growing steeply.

Community transmissions are now taking place around the country and hygiene offices are having increasing problems tracing contacts.

The latest measures in response to the epidemical situation in the Czech Republic came into effect on Thursday 22 October and will be in place until Tuesday 3 November 2020.

As a result of the crisis measures issued by the government, it is not possible to travel to the Czech Republic for the purpose of tourism or visiting friends. The Ministry of Internal Affairs announced it on its official website.

Hotels are limited to business travelers, foreigners stranded in the country by restrictions on travel, and employees required for essential services as defined by the emergency law.