Czech Republic moves from Covid-19 model response to edge of second lockdown | World news


The Czech Republic could be on the verge of a second lockdown after a dramatic increase in Covid-19 infections that turned it into Europe’s fastest growing epidemic just months after being hailed as the one of the continent’s successes in managing the pandemic.A new peak of 8,618 cases was recorded Friday in the country of 10.7 million, up from more than 3,000 the day before and significantly more per capita than any other European state. Spain, with a population of just under 47 million and currently the second most affected country, recorded 12,788 infections on the same day.


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