Blatný: Easing of measures currently out of the question due to pressure on health system

At a press conference on Friday, Health Minister Jan Blatny said that there is considerable pressure on the Czech health sector due to the coronavirus epidemic and an easing of the current measures is therefore out of the question. Currently, there are 650 new coronavirus patients requiring hospitalisation a day and several regional hospitals are reaching the peak of their capacity.

Ladislav Dušek, the director of the Institute of Health Information and Statistics said that it is necessary to prepare for the possibility of 12,000 hospitalisations per day. However, field hospitals in Prague and Brno have not yet been activated, mainly due to the lack of staff, the national coordinator of intensive care said.

Author: Tom McEnchroe