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Czech Republic Reports 5,335 New coronavirus Cases, Highest One-Day Rise

The Czech Republic reported 5,335 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, its highest one-day tally since the pandemic started, Health Ministry data showed on Thursday.

The rise surpassed a previous record of 4,457 reported the previous day as the country of 10.7 million had Europe’s fastest per-capita spike in cases in the past two weeks.

In total, it has recorded 95,360 cases since March, along with 829 deaths.

According to the Minister of Health Roman Prymula (ANO), stricter measures against COVID-19 will be announced on Friday.

“We are in a situation of relatively strong growth. That is why we need tighter measures against the virus. They should flatten the curve because. With such daily increases, we would jeopardize the capacity of the health system within three weeks,” he said.

Read: Czech Republic to Buy Three Million Vaccines

On Monday 5 October 2020, the Czech Republic came under a state of emergency.

Indoor events with over 10 participants are prohibited, the same applies to outdoor events with over 20 participants.

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