The Czech authorities announced on Friday the reintroduction of restrictions and the mandatory use of a mask in public transport and in enclosed spaces in the Moravian-Silesian region (northeast) as the number of cases of coronavirus has increased in recent days. .
The regional department for infectious diseases has indicated that the measure, which was previously only in the Karviná district, will be extended to the entire region, according to the Czech radio station Radio Prague International.
He also emphasized that other restrictions will still apply, such as limiting the number of participants to 100 people and closing the restaurants and bars to 11:00 p.m. (local time).
Finally, the agency said that workers crossing the borders of Poland and Slovakia to start their job must submit a negative test every two weeks for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.
The Czech authorities have confirmed 13,612 coronavirus cases with 335 deaths. According to the Ministry of Health, there are currently 4,617 active cases of COVID-19 in the country, including 18 in severe condition.