The Czech Republic’s daily count of new coronavirus cases rose to 2,913 on Thursday, the second highest figure on record, data from the Health Ministry showed.
The total number of cases reached 58,374 in the country of 10.7 million, which has been experiencing a surge of infections in recent weeks after relaxing most anti-epidemic measures in the summer.
On Thursday, Germany warned against travel to most of the Czech Republic, with the exception of the Ústí nad Labem and Moravian-Silesian regions.
Belgium, Slovakia, the Netherlands, Denmark, and Cyprus have already included the whole Czech Republic on the list of countries with high-risk of COVID-19 infection.
From Monday, September 28, Greece will also require a negative test upon arrival from the Czech Republic.
Closing hours for bars have been moved up to 10 p.m., while outdoor and indoor events could be limited to a maximum of 100 and 50 people, respectively.