Coronavirus worsens in Prague, city enters orange state of alert


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Prague Day by day Monitor |

31 August 2020

Prague has entered the “orange” state of alert on the federal government’s “visitors mild” coronavirus danger classification system, in accordance with a city press release revealed on August 28. The epidemiological position of Prague has worsened in current days, with the virus now detected in 43.57 out of 100,000 residents.

Beginning September 1, new measures shall be taken together with the obligatory sporting of masks in all public transportation, medical amenities, and the Vaclav Havel airport. Metropolis officials additionally underlined that further measures could possibly be thought-about if the state of affairs continues to worsen, though crucial areas are coated by the brand new measures.

The town opened a virus testing point on Wenceslas Sq. earlier last month and maintains the capacity to conduct lots of of exams per day. The town can also be considering opening comparable testing points, which, in accordance with the press release, might help handle the rise in instances.

Seznam Zprávy also reported in an interview with Zdeňka Jágrová, Prague’s director of the Hygiene Station, that the median age for infected residents is 29-30, indicating that the unfold has worsened amongst young adults. Jágrová notes that if the development continues, further lockdown measures could possibly be positioned on nightclubs and casinos, together with both decreased hours or full closings. Jágrová additional described Prague as being “on the border between inexperienced and orange.”

“It is still certainly one of our necessary duties to guard weak groups, corresponding to fragile seniors in collective amenities. Particularly, there is a need to scale back the danger of private duty of employees and families visiting their family members, whereas adhering to anti-epidemic measures and in addition by making use of medical tools akin to vaccination towards seasonal flu and pneumococci and strengthening immunity. We're prepared, I consider that we'll manage the state of affairs, " stated Milena Johnová of the Prague metropolis council.