Coronavirus numbers hit new weekend record

The Czech Republic registered 12,472 new Covid-19 infections on Saturday, a record weekend figure.

154,000 people are currently fighting the infection, and the death toll now stands at 2077.

Over 5,300 people are currently hospitalized with Covid-19, 772 of them in a serious condition.

Prime Minister Andrej Babis has called on the nation to pull together to overcome the crisis, adding that the state of emergency which was put in place for a month will have to be extended due to the severity of the epidemic.

He called on employers to allow home office wherever possible.