Prague officials call for adherence to Covid measures as numbers rise again

Public health officials in Prague have appealed to residents to continue to adhere to measures aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus. The officials say they are disquieted by a rise in the number of new infections confirmed in Prague, which is currently the Czech region with the highest incidence of Covid-19 in absolute numbers.

There were 17.2 new cases per 100,000 residents in the capital over the last week. The national average was 7.5.

A Prague official told reporters there was no clear explanation for the rise in Covid numbers, saying it might be because of increased mobility.

Author: Ian Willoughby