Covid-19: PES score not yet low enough to trigger further easing, Hamáček says

Central Crisis Staff head Jan Hamáček has said the spread of Covid-19 has not slowed sufficiently enough for the government to definitively consider further easing restrictions at its meeting on Sunday (November 29).

Hamáček, who is also the interior minister, told reporters that while the Counter-Epidemic Score (PES) has remained at 57 (on a scale of 100) for several days, it has not fallen as much as hoped and in certain regions is increasing.

The PES envisions five levels of alertness. The score is calculated from the value of the reproduction number, the rate of positive test results over the past seven days and the number of infected among the general and senior population.

Author: Brian Kenety