Czechs most often infected with coronavirus in Austria while traveling abroad

In July, 46 Czechs were infected with coronavirus while traveling abroad, a third of them in Austria

editor: REMIX NEWS
author: jas, Novinky

The data published by the Ministry of Health reveal that in the week from July 14 to July 21, 46 Czechs were infected with coronavirus from abroad, mainly in Austria, which was a source of a third of the 46 coronavirus cases.

Due to epidemiological development, the Austrian government has already started reintroducing some coronavirus measures such as wearing face masks in shops. Border controls will also tighten.

Besides Austria, five Czechs were infected with coronavirus in Serbia, four each in Slovakia, Croatia, and Bulgaria, three in Montenegro, and two in Sweden. Other individuals returned with coronavirus from eight other countries, including Belarus, Egypt, and the United States.

“The incubation period for COVID-19 is between two and 14 days, five to six days on average. We also record cases in which the first symptoms appeared at the end of the incubation period. For this reason, it is not possible to determine with certainty the place and time of the infection, especially if we do not know the source,” stated the Health Ministry on its website.

Since the beginning of July, 65 Czechs were infected with COVID-19 abroad. In the same period, Czechia registered 2,600 new coronavirus cases.

As the epidemic seems to be gaining momentum in the Czech Republic, the government decided to tighten coronavirus measures. From Saturday, face masks will be mandatory at indoor events with more than a 100 people, which includes cinemas, theaters, and concerts, however, this rule will not apply to large restaurants, shops, or workplaces.

Furthermore, the maximum number of people at indoor mass events was reduced from a maximum of 1,000 to a maximum of 500 people.

Title image: Passengers disembark from a train that arrived from the Czech Republic in Rijeka, Croatia, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. A train carrying some 500 tourists from the Czech Republic has arrived to Croatia as the country seeks to attract visitors after easing lockdown measures against the new coronavirus. (AP Photo)


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