The Results Continue to be Positive
From our first three cases diagnosed on March 2nd to March 30th, we now have 3,001 confirmed cases of COVID in the Czech Republic. Although that's a big increase, we've not seen exponential growth, and our hospitals still have the capacity to treat the sick.
Sadly, since my last post, we’ve now had our first deaths – the number is now 23. Almost all deaths were people over 70 and/or with underlying health issues. Twenty-five people have recovered from the disease.
Quarantine Extended a Second Time
It remains to be seen how long the borders will be closed, but I expect them to stay closed for some time even after the restrictions on free movement are lifted. Currently, all Czech residents returning to the country from abroad have to quarantine themselves for 14 days.
Masks are a Sign of Solidarity
As you can see from the photo at the top of this post, even musicians giving performances on empty stages in empty concert halls wear masks. That was a shot of my TV screen showing a broadcast of a performance in the Rudolfinum that was raising money for PPE for healthcare workers here.
Keep checking here for updates. I certainly hope that we will be able to welcome you here in the Czech Republic again soon!
In the meantime, the main thing is to stay safe!