Czech Republic coronavirus updates, June 15: total cases exceed 10,000, travel gets green light

From today, the Czech government has also continued to ease some of its anti-coronavirus measures still in place

Jason Pirodsky

Written by Jason Pirodsky Published on 15.06.2020 09:06:59 (updated on 15.06.2020) Reading time: 2 minutes

The total number of COVID-19 cases in the Czech Republic has now exceeded 10,000, according to the latest figures published by the Czech Health Ministry this morning. There have been 10,024 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Czech Republic since the beginning of the outbreak in March.

However, the daily rise in new COVID-19 cases continues to develop at a consistently low rate. There were 33 new COVID-19 cases reported in the Czech Republic on Sunday, following daily numbers of 53 on Saturday and 52 on Friday.

Over the weekend, the Czech Republic conducted the fewest number of COVID-19 tests since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis, with just 1,635 tests performed on Saturday and 1,057 tests on Sunday.

No COVID-19-related deaths were reported over the weekend in the Czech Republic, leaving the total at 329. A handful (7) of recoveries have been reported since Friday, though that number is likely to rise. The total number of recoveries is now at 7,226.

Currently, there are 2,469 known active COVID-19 cases in the Czech Republic, with 117 of those patients currently being hospitalized.

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From June 15, the Czech Republic’s “green light” travel system comes into effect, dictating where Czech residents can travel to and return without restrictions including a negative COVID-19 test.

However, restrictions may still remain in place in destination countries.

From two weeks ago, Czech residents have been able to travel to Slovakia, Austria, and Hungary without restriction. From early this week, it is presumed that Germany and Poland will be added to that list.

Additional countries throughout Europe are also expected to open their borders without restriction to EU neighbors this week.

Face masks are no longer obligatory at outdoor locations, regardless of the number of people and the distance between them; previously, face masks were still required at outdoor gatherings where people maintained less than a two-meter distance between themselves.

Also from today, patrons can buy refreshments and popcorn at cinemas, but in what amounts to some unfortunate irony, cannot yet take them inside screening areas. Face masks remain mandatory in cinemas, though social distancing rules were removed as of last week.

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