The Czech Republic will make it compulsory to wear a face mask indoors in public places from tomorrow, the Minister of Health said this morning as the country reported an uptick in new coronavirus cases.
The Czech government will order the wearing of face masks inside buildings across the country from Thursday, Health Minister Adam Vojtech said on Twitter, after the daily increase in infections spiked to a record 1,164 on Tuesday.
“We agreed with experts that we will introduce the obligation to wear a face mask inside buildings in the entire Czech Republic,” he said.
“Due to the deteriorating epidemiological situation, this morning I convened an extraordinary meeting of the Central Management Team within the Smart Quarantine system,” said the Minister.
Further details will be released by the ministry during the day.
Kvůli zhoršující se epidemiologické situaci jsem dnes ráno svolal mimořádné jednání Centrálního řídícího týmu @ChytraKarantena. S odborníky jsme se shodli, že od zítra zavedeme povinnost nosit roušku ve vnitřních prostorách budov v celé ČR. Podrobnosti vydáme v průběhu dne.
— Adam Vojtěch (@adamvojtechano) September 9, 2020
The Czech Republic reported on Wednesday its largest one-day spike in coronavirus infections, with 1,164 new cases.
It was the first time since the March outbreak that the number of new daily cases topped 1,000, amid a surge over the past month, although the government wants to avoid strict lockdowns of the kind imposed at the start of the pandemic.
The total number of infected in the country reached 9272. In most of them, the disease has a mild course, many are asymptomatic.