Health minister: coronavirus measures may have to be tightened early next week

Heath Minister Roman Prymula has warned that if the number of infected continues to grow at the start of next week, indicating that the current measures are not working, it will be essential to take the restrictions further.

Speaking on Czech Television, Mr. Prymula said that the decisive data would be that released on Tuesday morning and he or his successor would have to take respective action.

He said one possibility was to order employers to put staff on home office, since many people were still going to work daily, compared to the situation in the spring when employers introduced home office of their own volition.