Wednesday saw a much-awaited slow down in the rise in new coronavirus disease COVID-19 confirmed cases in the Czech Republic.
The news is reported by Ceska Televize.
On Thursday, Czech health authorities confirmed that the number of new confirmed cases detected on Wednesday was 281.
The overall death toll has increased to 40. The last victim is from Central Bohemia.
The National Health Commission said on Thursday that the total number of confirmed cases in the country has gone up to 3589.
According to statistic predictions, around 8,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus should be detected in the Czech Republic by mid-April. And at the end of the month, the number should grow up to 14,000.
Despite the drop in the number of confirmed cases, experts feel that it is too early for optimism. However, the containment measures by the Czech government against the virus appear to be effective in stemming from the further spread of the virus.
As of Thursday, shops with household goods, which offer protective equipment, can open again in the Czech Republic. The exception was approved by the government on Wednesday evening.
Checks at the borders with Germany and Austria will last until midnight Friday, 24 April. The government decided to extend the internal border control by 20 days.