A new poll shows that 63 percent of Czechs are concerned about the coronavirus outbreak, with mostly older respondents being particularly worried.
Ninety-nine percent of Czechs taking part in the survey from Median research agency are aware of coronavirus and its spread. The agency conducted its survey among employees of different companies to monitor the impact on the economy.
“Twenty-nine percent are certainly afraid of the virus spreading, while 34 percent are less concerned. On the other hand, 37 percent of respondents are not afraid of the spread of the disease, of which 30 percent tend not to be afraid, and 7 percent are not afraid at all,” the agency said.
Women (67 percent) and people over 60 (75 percent) were the most likely to express concern about the disease’s spread.
Eighty-nine percent of respondents consider convening the Czech National Security Council, which discussed coronavirus last week, appropriate. The security measures introduced by Václav Havel Airport are approved of by 64 percent of people.
The Prague airport directs all flights from China to one place and focuses on proper disinfection of all areas. Both passengers and crew are being advised to contact the airport medical service in case of complaints that may point to the coronavirus disease.
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So far, 34 samples have been screened for coronavirus in the Czech Republic, which were all negative. Worldwide, there have been over 14,000 cases confirmed and over 300 deaths.
The Median survey was conducted from Jan. 28 to 31, with 617 respondents involved.