Corona virus infections rise to a new record in the Czech Republic
Prague – The Czech Ministry of Health said on Saturday that rates of coronavirus infection in the Czech Republic hit a new record for the second time this week.
And it announced that the daily toll jumped to 22,936 on Friday, nearly 500 more than the previous record set on Tuesday.
The country’s infection rate rose to 929 new cases per 100,000 residents during the past seven days.
In a worrying gesture, the ministry said 110 people died on Thursday, with the daily death toll exceeding 100 for the first time since April.
The government has approved new restrictions to counter the increase, targeting the unvaccinated in a bid to raise the vaccination rate below the EU average.
From Monday, most unvaccinated people will not be allowed to show negative coronavirus tests to attend public events, go to bars and restaurants, visit hairdressers, museums and similar facilities, or use hotels.
Only people who have been vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 will still be eligible.
Overall, the country of 10.7 million people has recorded nearly 2 million cases with 3,2005 deaths.
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