PM: only a miracle could avert the introduction of tighter measures

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš has called on Czechs to pull together in order to avoid a disastrous coronavirus scenario in the country.

In a video address released on Youtube the prime minister said the current figures were “catastrophic” and only a miracle could avert the introduction of stricter measures against the coronavirus.

He said that in view of the growing number of infected elderly people and the rising death toll it was almost certain that further measures would have to be taken in the coming days.

The prime minister said the health ministry would have to trace and test people faster, but noted that no government could win the battle against the coronavirus without public support, solidarity and cooperation.

“I can make no promises, since I have no idea how this pandemic will evolve, the only light at the end of the tunnel is a vaccine,” Mr. Babiš concluded.