The Czech Republic confirmed 1,887 COVID-19 cases on Sunday, which is the lowest daily rise since October 5, according to the latest data that the Health Ministry released on its website today. According to the latest data from the Health Ministry, there were 65 new coronavirus deaths on Sunday, bringing the death toll to 6,208, surpassing even much-criticized Sweden, which opted not to lockdown their country and has 6,164 total pandemic deaths.
The daily rise in coronavirus cases will drop below 1,000 around December 14 if the current measures against the pandemic are maintained, epidemiologist and former health minister Roman Prymula said in a discussion program on Prima TV yesterday.
With regard to the new anti-pandemic system that current Minister of Health, Jan Blatny (ANO) presented on Friday, Prymula said it was not good that all the five levels of risk assessment required a state of emergency. He said the two worst levels should require the state of emergency, but the others should not require it.
Prymula also said the pandemic was slowing in the Czech Republic, but it is a question whether it was enough. He added that if restrictions are lifted too soon, the infection could again spread quickly and added that vaccination against coronavirus would start in January. He said he did not expect any vaccine doses to be delivered to the country this year.
The Czech Chamber of Doctors has called for the continued tightening of restrictions. Kubek said vulnerable groups of the population are not sufficiently protected. Kubek said the government should launch a campaign in support of vaccination. “Because the anti-vaccine campaigns have been running online for a long time, and the vaccine is really a light at the end of the tunnel.” Kubek added that the number of current tests is insufficient and the authorities have distorted data as a result, with many of the infection cases not being recorded. It turns out that there are two healthcare systems in the country, Kubek stated, adding that health care was much more accessible in big towns than in the countryside.
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