Babiš: We are not planning to tighten measures anymore

Vít Šimánek

According to Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO), there are no plans to tighten measures due to covid in the coming days. Babiš said this on Wednesday after 9902 confirmed cases were added on Tuesday.

The government recently decided that insurance companies would stop paying for preventive tests from Monday and shortened their validity. In restaurants, bars, and similar establishments, people have to prove they are free of infection by taking a test, getting a vaccination, or passing a disease. Masks are also mandatory in all indoor areas.

However, Babiš said the outgoing cabinet is not planning further tightening.

There are currently 2,058 covid patients in hospitals, 288 of whom are in serious condition. Several hospitals have already had to resort to reopening covid wards, and restrictions on elective procedures are also in play.