The government has isolated over twenty towns and villages due to the increased incidence of infected with a new type of coronavirus. People help themselves, they knew the isolation, as their mayors said Monday. Interior Minister Jan Hamacek (CSSD) on Tuesday described why drastic measures against infection are needed. According to the chief of online food Kosik.cz Tomas Jerabek Czechs do not panic in excess of one product. In Thursday's episemiologist Rastislav Maďar appealed to people to protect themselves and others, asking the young people not to overwhelm the test system. Such was the week at Epicenter on Lightning News.
According to Lubomir Broza (SNK), the mayor of Litovel, who is among isolated cities, local people already suspected that the closure of the city would take place and there was no panic. Even in the measures taken, the city was ahead. “As a precautionary measure, we closed all kindergartens on Friday, closed all halls on Thursday, so we were almost always the day before our government was announced,” said to the Epicenter on Monday via Skype Deputy Mayor.
Prohibitions will help right from the start
Interior Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Jan Hamacek (CSSD) sees in drastic measures advised by colleagues from China the only way to defeat the coronavirus pandemic: “They tell us: if you want to do it, then you need to deploy the barrier measures right from the start, limit travel, limit people's contact to the maximum, ideally wrap everyone in a robe,” specified on Tuesday at Epicenter.
Tomas Jerabek, director of online food Kosik.cz, said that people who panic around coronavirus in order to buy oversized and heavy purchases make it difficult for them to work and extend their lead times. Buying in large stocks is unnecessary. They should rather keep their heads cool: “Don't panic. Do not buy excessive stocks of one kind and do not try to make large purchases, but rather spread them over time. ”
Testing them all is nonsense
Epidemiologist Rastislav Maďar explained on Thursday why testing all people for coronavirus would be ineffective: “When a pandemic or epidemic reaches a certain percentage of the population, basically testing and searching for those relationships loses meaning because you can't trace them. It is important to test the risk groups of the population, ie. so that young, asymptomatic, risk-free young people do not overwhelm the test system to the point of running out of tests, ” he said.
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