The entire world is speaking about the coronavirus at the moment. We read about people getting infected, people dying, and about big precautions made in order for people not to get infected. But, should you cancel your trip to Prague for that reason?
Please be aware of the fact that this is not health advice. This is simply about sharing information about the situation in Prague and in the Czech Republic. Your personal health is always more important than a trip to the beautiful capital of the Czech Republic. But, should you cancel your trip to Prague?
The latest news on the coronavirus from Prague and the Czech Republic!
The Coronavirus in Prague and in the Czech Republic
What’s happening in Prague? – March 19.
People are only allowed to be outside if they visit family members, go to work, or if they visit a grocery store or a pharmacy. Only people from the Czech Republic are allowed to enter the country, and people from the Czech Republic are not allowed to leave the country.
- 89 new people were diagnosed with the coronavirus on March 16.
- 67 new people were diagnosed with the coronavirus on March 17.
- 72 new people were diagnosed with the coronavirus on March 18.
The total number (officially) of people with the Covid-19 virus in the Czech Republic is now 522.
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The numbers are getting higher – March 16.
- 25 new people were diagnosed with the virus on March 13.
- 48 new people were diagnosed with the virus on March 14.
- 109 new people were diagnosed with the virus on March 15.
Based on these numbers, the total number of people infected by the virus in the Czech Republic is now 253. As of today, people should only be outside as they travel to and from work, as they go to the grocery store, or as they visit family.
Stricter Rules – March 13.
22 new cases of coronavirus were reported in the Czech Republic yesterday. To stop it from spreading, they have declared a 30-day emergency. In this period, restaurants will only be open between 6.00 and 20.00, while swimming pools, galleries, and libraries will be closed. Events with more than 30 people are prohibited. Borders are closed, and people will only be allowed to enter the Czech Republic on 11 different border points. People from high-risk countries (including Germany and Austria) are not allowed to enter the Czech Republic, and the people in the Czech Republic are not allowed to visit those countries.
The Coronavirus in the Czech Republic – March 12.
All public events with more than 100 people attending are banned in the Czech Republic. All schools and universities are closed, and they are considering limiting the usage of public transportation. There are a total of 94 cases infected the virus in the Czech Republic. There are still no death cases caused by the virus.
People are recommended to stay indoor and travel as little as possible.
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The number of people infected by the coronavirus in the Czech Republic has raised to 26. Everyone with the virus is doing fine. They have tested almost 800 people for the virus so far. All the infected people have gotten the virus in connection to Northern Italy (22) or in connection with Boston (4).
From Monday, they will do fever tests on all the people entering the country at more than 10 different border-sites (between the Czech Republic and Germany and between the Czech Republic and Austria).
People are worried about traveling, not only to Prague, but to other destinations as well. Some people are canceling their planned trips to Prague, not because the situation is so bad in Prague, but simply to take precautions.
All activities in Prague proceed as normal, people use public transportation, and all the boats on the Vltava river travel with normal schedules. But, people wash their hands more carefully, not only tourists, but also the locals.
There will be held a biathlon competition in Nove Mesto this weekend. The city is located 165km from Prague. The event will be arranged without spectators, due to fear that it could help spread the coronavirus.
The number of people infected in the Czech Republic by the Coronavirus has been raised to five. Two of the people infected were students who traveled from Milano to Vienna, to Budapest, to Brno, and then to Prague, meaning that they may have infected others on their way to Prague.
Today we received news of the first three people in the Czech Republic infected by the coronavirus. All of them had been to the territory of Northern Italy. A university in Brno has told all their students to study from home and watch online lectures, and flights between areas in Northern Italy and the Czech Republic have been canceled, and that is also so for flights between Southern Korea and the Czech Republic.
There are still lots of tourists in Prague and they enjoy tourist activities like on any normal day!
A couple of people who had been to Italy were hospitalized due to their symptoms. However, nobody has tested positively on the coronavirus test yet. Life in Prague goes on as normal and all tourist programs are available.