When the restrictions on crossing the Czech border are lifted, it will depend on the situation with the spread of coronavirus in other countries, said Czech Deputy Minister of Health Roman Primula.
Restrictions on crossing the Czech border can be valid for one to two years. According to the Czech edition Novinky, March 22, said Deputy Minister of Health Roman Primula.
He predicts that the restrictions will be in effect for “long and long months,” and their removal will depend on the “management of the epidemic” [коронавируса] in other countries”.
According to the official, in this way the Czech Republic hopes to avoid the second and third waves of the epidemic.
Primula added that the Czech health system can cope with 15 thousand cases at once. He expects that the incidence rate can be kept at around 10 thousand people.
An outbreak of COVID-19 coronavirus infection began in December 2019 in China. March 11, the World Health Organization announced the spread of coronavirus pandemic. According to American Johns Hopkins University on March 23, the total number of infected people in the world is more than 351 thousand, more than 15 thousand people died.
According to Novinky, 1120 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the Czech Republic, one person – a 95-year-old man – has died.