Netherlands Places Czech Republic on List of High-Risk Countries

Netherlands placed the Czech Republic on its “red list” of high-risk countries due to a surge in the number of coronavirus cases.

As of Wednesday, Czechs traveling to the country will be required to go into quarantine, even if they have a negative Covid-19 test.

Read: Europe Tightens Coronavirus Restrictions

Germany is also considering to classify the entire Czech Republic on its “red list” of high-risk countries, Foreign Minister Tomáš Petříček told Czech journalists today in Brussels.

According to him, the Czech Republic is negotiating exceptions for cross-border workers. Germany already considers Prague and the Central Bohemian Region to be risky areas.

Read: Germany Will Probably Add Czech Rep. to Red List of Risk Countries

The Czech Republic recorded 2,394 new infections in its second-highest daily rise since the coronavirus pandemic began, Health Ministry data showed on Wednesday.

Among a total 53,158 cases reported since March, 26 151 people have recovered and there were 531 deaths reported in connection with the illness. Hospitalizations rose to 581.

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