Three more people in Czech Republic test positive for coronavirus, bringing total to eight

Three more people have tested positive for coronavirus in the Czech Republic, two of them relatives of a woman from Děčín who was previously confirmed


Written by ČTK Published on 04.03.2020 16:49:12 (updated on 04.03.2020) Reading time: 1 minute

Prague, March 4 (CTK) – Three people newly tested positive for coronavirus, two of them being relatives of a woman from Decin, north Bohemia, who is one of the five people whose infection was confirmed in Czechia previously, the Health Ministry said in a press release today.

The ministry’s spokesman Gabriela Stepanyova said both relatives were in home quarantine and will be moved to the hospital in Usti nad Labem, north Bohemia. The family returned from the Veneto region in Italy, she said.

The third new case is a woman from Prague who was tested in a private laboratory. The woman underwent another test which confirmed it.

The three children of the woman tested negative same as their grandfather, Health Minister Adam Vojtech said tonight. As the test result of her husband was unclear, his test will have to be repeated, Vojtech added.

Two of the infected woman’s children were at primary school on Monday and Tuesday. Vojtech said the school may keep operating given the result of their tests.

According to CTK’s information, the woman was not in any of the northern Italian regions which Czech authorities have labelled as risk areas (Emiglia Romagna, Lombardy, Piedmont, Veneto), but in the neighbouring region Trentino last week. The woman’s family was skiing in Passo Tonale, which is close to Lombardy.


Eight people have tested positive for coronavirus in the country so far. All of them got infected in Italy, which is the third biggest centre of the outbreak, after China and South Korea. They include a teacher from a Prague university, two people from Decin who went skiing, and two female foreign tourists from the USA and Ecuador.

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