“Restrictions on open-air meetings to be kept in place”

Czech Health Minister Petr Arenberger said on Saturday that the restriction on outdoor meetings would be maintained even when the state of emergency ends on Monday April 12.

“It is medically preferable to keep the rule that only two people maximum (except those of the same household0 can meet indoors or outdoors,” confirmed Arenberger.

The statement precedes Monday’s planned easing of restrictions on coronaviruses, which, for example, includes the ability to bring together up to 20 people outdoors and 10 people in indoor spaces.

The government is due to discuss its proposal on Monday afternoon.

The Interdisciplinary Group on Epidemic Situations (MeSES), led by epidemiologist and member of the Government Council Petr Smejkal, stressed that allowing up to 10 people indoors and 20 outdoors “can be a risk. epidemic ”.

Smejkal considers restrictions on gatherings to be one of the most effective measures against the spread of the coronavirus.

Events of sports organizations

Sports organizations are unpleasantly surprised by the speed of execution. The Czech Sports Union (ČUS) calls on the government to mitigate the impact of restrictions on gatherings on children and young people.

“We call on the Ministry of Health and the government to allow outdoor training for children and young people up to 20 people,” said ČUS president Miroslav Jansta.

“Can epidemiologists explain to us the threat of outdoor training for children if all precautions are followed?” “, he added.

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