The government is set to tighten coronavirus measures on Friday morning.
The so-called Austrian model, which would mean a ban on access to restaurants, stadiums or other public places for the unvaccinated is one of the options considered by the Czech government.
According to Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO), the changes will be substantial. There is speculation that only those who have been vaccinated or who have had a covid will be allowed to go into restaurants.
Thus, no negative PCR or antigen test would be enough to enter a public space.
“The evolution is exceptional and the occupancies of intensive-care beds are increasing significantly faster than we had expected,” Health Minister Adam Vojtech told a news conference on Thursday.
Babis called again on unvaccinated Czechs to get the vaccine, calling it a “moral responsibility.”
Tests confirmed 13,502 new COVID-19 infection cases in the Czech Republic on Wednesday, nearly 50 percent more than a week ago, the public Czech Television (CT) reported today, referring to Health Ministry spokesman Daniel Koppl.
Nearly 3,500 coronavirus patients are currently hospitalised in the Czech Republic, of which 524 are in serious condition.