Czech Post limits opening hours. As of tomorrow, all its post offices will close down at 4 pm.
Between 10 am and 12 pm (midday), they will be open for the elderly over 65 years of age only. Post offices also cancel their weekend working hours.
At the same time, the Czech Post is asking the public to visit its offices only in the most urgent cases.
Česká pošta runs 3,200 branches, with 124 closed to Prague city center. On Tuesday, the management announced that one employee at Prague’s headquarters in Politických vězňů Street had been affected by the coronavirus.
Moreover, as of Thursday, March 19, 2020, Czech Post suspend the shipments to China, Israel, Iran, South Korea, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Cyprus, and Georgia.
Today the Czech government has approved a ban on going out anywhere in public while not wearing a surgical mask or covering one’s nose and mouth with a scarf.
The measure is due to come into effect from midnight on Wednesday. There is a fine of up to 20,000 Kc for violations.
As of Wednesday at 2 pm there were 464 registered cases of Covid-19 in the Czech Republic. Three people are in a serious condition and three have recovered.
Over 1,300 tests have been conducted to date.
In order to protect their employees, pharmacies in the Czech Republic are starting to install protective plexiglass between clients and staff.
Dr.Max’s pharmacy network began installing plexiglass barriers last Friday installing at the pharmacy in Na Poříčí in Prague.
“Because of the lack of protective respirators, Dr.Max pharmacies were the first in the Czech Republic to use this solution. The prototype was tested on Friday, its production started over the weekend and from today we will begin installing it in all our pharmacies,” said spokesperson Michal Petrov.
Benu’s pharmacies are also introducing new measures. “Our pharmacies are now gradually installing protective plexiglass that will separate pharmacists and patients. Opening times of individual pharmacies may change depending on the situation,” the company said.
Pilulka has equipped all pharmacies with top-class FFP3 respirators but warns that their number is still insufficient. “All pharmacists are equipped with hygienic tools, we started to gradually build protective glasses to separate patients and pharmacists,” said the spokesperson Kateřina Schotliová.
Magistra pharmacies allow clients to book medicines online. “We also sent patients an information letter on how to behave responsibly in pharmacies to protect their health and pharmacists,” said marketing director Zuzana Mocova.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the Czech Republic reached 383 on Tuesday morning, an increase of 39 cases overnight.
Three patients are in “very serious to critical condition” according to the Health Ministry. Half of the positive patients were infected abroad, the others in the Czech Republic.