In the Czech Republic, the number of COVID-19 cases over the past two weeks in terms of the number of inhabitants of the country has become the largest in the European Union. This was announced on Saturday, January 16, by the České Noviny portal.
So, in the republic, for every 100 thousand inhabitants, there are almost 1513 new cases of coronavirus infection over the past 14 days.
The second place was taken by Ireland – 1253 cases per 100 thousand citizens, the third place was taken by Slovenia with 1171 patients with COVID-19.
In total, as of January 16, 883,906 cases of coronavirus infection were detected in the Czech Republic, 14,215 residents of the country died.
On January 4, it was reported that the Czech government intends to vaccinate 60% of the country’s adult population, that is, about 5 million people, against coronavirus.
By mid-January, as the Prime Minister of the Republic Andrei Babish said, the vaccination of medical workers and representatives of strategic infrastructures (firefighters, military personnel, nuclear power plant workers) should be completed, after which it will be the turn of the elderly aged 80 and older. Then, from February 1, registration of all those wishing to be vaccinated will begin. But first of all, people aged 60 and older, as well as people with serious illnesses, will be able to get vaccinated.
The Czech government introduced a curfew on December 27. The state of emergency is valid until January 22. The authorities of the republic decided to strengthen sanitary-restrictive measures due to the situation with COVID-19.