Prime Minister Andrej Babiš announced on social networks that six French patients will be transported to the University Hospital in Brno. “France turned to us for help with the hospitalization of its patients. Due to the sufficient capacity, we accepted their request,” wrote Babiš.
“This is a very important sign that we are also able to help others,” he added.
Babiš announced that some shops may open on Thursday. The shops under consideration include, children’s stores, footwear shops, stationaries, and hardware stores.
France on Saturday reported 441 coronavirus hospital deaths in 24 hours, lower than the record number of 588 recorded the previous day.
This brought the total number of deaths to 7,560 since the epidemic began, top health official Jérôme Salomon told reporters. Of these, 5,532 died in hospital and 2,028 in old age facilities.
Salomon said there were now 28,143 people with coronavirus in hospital in France – up 711 from the day before, with 6,838 of them in intensive care – a daily increase of 176 critical patients.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the Czech Republic reached 4,475 on Sunday morning, the Health Ministry reported.
The number of victims increased to 62 today at 8:30 am and 78 have fully recovered from the infection. Over 80,000 people have been tested to date.
Francie se na nás obrátila s žádostí o pomoc s hospitalizací svých pacientů. Vzhledem k dostatečné kapacitě jsme jim vyhověli. 6 z nich by mělo být transportováno do @FNBrno. Po Itálii, Španělsku a Slovinsku je to další evropská země, které rádi pomůžeme.
— Andrej Babiš (@AndrejBabis) April 5, 2020
The number of people who recovered from COVID-19 has risen to 25 in the Czech Republic, while the number of deaths grew to 23.
This was announced today at a press conference after the government meeting by the Health Minister Adam Vojtech (ANO). According to Vojtěch, all the dead people were suffering from other diseases.
The increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the Czech Republic is still slowing down; today, at 18:30, there have been 125 cases bringing the total to 2942.
On Sunday, the daily increase was 160 cases, on Saturday 262 and on Friday even 373. If the number of new cases won’t increase significantly, today’s daily increase could be the lowest since last Monday.
However, the number of tests for COVID-19 has been decreasing in recent days, as well. While on Friday 5247 tests have been made, on Saturday the number of tests decreased to 4300 and on Sunday to 2800.
On Saturday, the Ministry of Health reported two deaths from COVID-19, on Sunday five.
The highest number of confirmed cases is in Prague: 791. Prague also has the highest number of cases per capita, with almost 60 people with COVID-19 per 100,000 inhabitants.
The second-largest share of infected people is in the Olomouc Region, where there are currently over 43 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, while the third-largest is Karlovy Vary Region with 34 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.