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Czech Republic to Re-Extend A State of Emergency

November 16, 2020

PRAGUE — The Czech government is asking Parliament to approve a plan to re-extend a state of emergency in order keep in place restrictions aimed at fighting the pandemic.

The Parliament is expected to vote on Thursday for another extension that will last until Dec 20.

The country of 10.7 million has been among the hardest hit by a new surge of coronavirus infections but the number of new cases has been declining since Nov 4.

The Czech Republic had 460,116 confirmed cases. Currently, 7,200 COVID-19 patients are in hospitals and 1,099 need intensive care. Those numbers have only slightly dropped from a maximum about two weeks ago, still putting the health system under strain.

The death rate is still high with 2,711 fatalities registered in November out of a total of 6,208.

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