Medical Chamber chief: Easing Covid restrictions insane

The head of the Czech Medical Chamber, Milan Kubek, has come out strongly against government plans to ease some coronavirus measures. Speaking on Czech Radio, Dr. Kubek said the epidemic was accelerating and heading for the wall that is the capacity of country’s health service. Instead of braking we are about to step on the gas, which only a madman would do, he said.

The minister of industry and trade, Karel Havlíček, has proposed allowing shops and malls to reopen from Monday, under strict conditions. There are also plans for some pupils and students to return to Czech schools.

Hospitals in the country report being close to the limit as regards accepting Covid patients and finding places for serious cases in ICUs.

Author: Ian Willoughby