Covid epidemic gradually slowing

The Czech Republic registered 6,207 news cases of Covid-19 on Thursday. The reproduction number is currently at 0.8 and the number of people hospitalized with Covid has dropped to just over 7,000, of which 1,100 are in a serious condition. The risk index is now at 55 points out of 100, on the third level of a five point scale.

The government has left the strict Covid measures in place over Easter,  including a ban on travel between districts, warning Czechs that how they behave over the long Easter weekend will determine the course of the epidemic and the planned easing of restrictions in the days and weeks to come.