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Czech Republic Registers Another 5,394 COVID Cases

PRAGUE — New reported coronavirus infections in the Czech Republic were their highest for a third straight day, registering another 5,394 cases.

The new cases take the country’s total since the pandemic began to more than 100,000.

The government has responded by imposing further restrictive measures to contain the surge, some of them becoming effective on Friday and others on Monday.

Among them, all theaters, cinemas, zoos, museums, art galleries, fitness centers and public swimming pools will be closed for at least two weeks.

Also, all indoor sports activities will be banned. Outdoors, only up to 20 people will be allowed to participate in sport activities, a measure that will badly hit professional competitions such as soccer leagues.

Restaurants and bars will have to close at 8 p.m. and only four people will be allowed at one table.

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