In view of the continued easing of the epidemic situation, on the 29th, Czech Health Minister Blatterny and other cabinet officials held a press conference and announced that the current epidemic control measures would be relaxed.
According to the latest epidemic prevention requirements, people are allowed to eat in the restaurant from December 3, but the government also stipulates that the restaurant’s business hours from 6 a.m. to 22:00 p.m., each table shall not exceed four customers and the total number of customers shall not exceed 50% of the restaurant’s maximum capacity. According to the current epidemic prevention regulations, restaurants can only provide takeout.
Shops, gyms and service places such as haircuts and beauty can resume business, but the density of flow should not exceed 1 person per 15 square meters; curfews and Sunday business bans for shops can be lifted; the ban on drinking in public places can be lifted; the maximum number of people in public gatherings can be increased from the current 6 to 50 outdoors and 10 indoors; allow Xu Museum and Art Museum reopened, but the number of visitors should not exceed one quarter of the maximum passenger capacity.
In addition, theaters and cinemas still need to remain closed, and the requirements for wearing masks in all indoor public places and some outdoor public places remain unchanged.
Blatterney said the government would again submit the House of Representatives to extend the state of emergency. The current state of emergency will expire on December 12.
Since the number of new infections peaked at 15,725 on November 4, the number of single-day infections in the Czech Republic has maintained an overall downward trend. As of 6 p.m. local time on November 29, there were 519,357 confirmed cases and 8,102 deaths.