Around 13,000 health professionals down with Covid-19

The number of health workers infected with coronavirus has now reached 13,000, significantly weakening the health system, the president of the Czech Medical Chamber Milan Kubek, told Czech Radio on Monday.

Some 2,600 doctors, 6,000 nurses and 4,500 paramedics are currently fighting the infection.

About a thousand medics get sick every day, Kubek said.

According to the Czech Statists Office, there are some 50,000 physicians  and over 80,000 nurses in the Czech Republic.