Czech Republic to Introduce 2G Policy on Monday Due to Increase in Infections
The implementation of the so-called 2G policy continues in the Czech Republic. The cabinet has definitively decided that from Monday.
Only people who have had their corona shots or who have been cured of Covid-19 may go to restaurants, hotels and hairdressers, for example. Unvaccinated people are therefore banned.
The plan, which Prime Minister Andrej Babis declared on Wednesday, is a response to the significant upsurge in the number of corona infections in the Czech Republic.
On Tuesday, 22,511 people tested positive for the coronavirus, a daily record. The rapid spread of the virus is increasing pressure on hospitals, especially in the east of the country.
The 2G rule is necessary, according to Babis, because the current restrictions are not sufficient. In addition, his government wants more people to get vaccinated.
According to the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Vaccination rates are slightly behind the European Union average. 57.9 percent of the entire population is fully vaccinated in the country, compared to the EU average of 58.9 percent.