Info Coronavirus – Border Closures & updates
The government announced a new batch of emergency measures on Friday due to the spread of Coronavirus. There are now 117 patients infected with the new disease in the Czech Republic. The disease has already appeared in all regions, the most infected in Prague.
No travel abroad.
The Government has banned Czech citizens and foreigners with a permanent or temporary stay over 90 days from the Czech Republic abroad. The ban will apply from Sunday to Monday night.
Foreigners are not allowed in the Czech Republic
At the same time, all foreigners will be banned from entering the Czech Republic. The ban does not apply to foreigners with permanent or temporary residence over 90 days.
Prohibition of presence in swimming pools or information centers
The government will ban the public presence in swimming pools and tourist information centers from 06:00 on Saturday. From the same time, it will forbid the presence of outdoor and indoor sports venues exceeding 30 people at the same time.
Prohibition of sale at the market
From 06:00 on Saturday, the government also bans sales at markets and markets, such as Prague’s Sapa.
Prohibition of day care centers
Another measure of the government is also a ban on operation of all day care centers. The measure will be valid starting next Monday.
No visit to prisons
The government will ban visits to prisons and detention centers from midnight to Saturday due to the spread of Coronavirus. Prisoners will be able to make more calls with their relatives and the parcel delivery system will also changed.
CZK 500 million for the purchase of respirators and masks
The government released CZK 500 million from the budget reserve for the Ministry of Health for the purchase of protective equipment against Coronavirus. Minister of Health Adam Vojtěch (from ANO) is to prepare a crisis distribution of respirators and masks, detailed measures will be discussed by the government on Monday.
The spread of the virus is an offense
The government also approved a proposal by the Minister of Justice Marie Benešová that the spread of Coronavirus may be a crime.