New measures to curb surge
The Czech government is imposing new restrictive measures in efforts to curb a surge of coronavirus infections. The announcement by Health Minister Roman Prymula comes after the Czech Republic registered a record spike of the new confirmed cases last week with a daytoday increase surpassing 3,000. On Tuesday, the number of infected reached 2,394, the second highest. Prymula says indoor gatherings are restricted to 10 people if they are standing and the outdoor limit is 50 people. It the visitors are seated, up to 2,000 spectators can attend sports and other outdoor events. Bars, pubs and restaurants will close at 10 p.m., starting Thursday. The Czech Republic has a confirmed total of 53,158 cases and 531 deaths.