Data analysts: lockdown will be inevitable
According to the Centre for Modelling of Biological and Social Processes (BISOP) a strict lockdown will be unavoidable if the epidemic is to be brought under control by Christmas.
It should also include a ban on people meeting outside work and family, the centre said in a press release. The BISOP research team consists of seventeen scientists from the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Charles University and the CERGE-EI institute.
According to the centre’s executive director René Levínský a strict lockdown would mean a reduction in contacts by 60 to 70 percent, presence in the workplace by 50 to 60 percent, compulsory face masks and a high level of compliance with the protective measures enforced.
A recent survey showed that a third of Czechs oppose the restrictions and 27 percent still refuse to wear face masks.