Thursday, January 7, 2021

Current COVID-19 Situation

The number of COVID-19 cases is pretty much of control here in Czechland.  Last week the country had the world's worst numbers it's not surprising that the current state of emergency, which was supposed to end on 10 January, has now been extended to 22 January.

  • There's still a curfew from 9 pm to 5 am.  
  • Only up to 2 people can meet up in public.
  • Shops are closed.  
  • Grocery stores must limit the number of people inside at a time and they are closed on Sundays.
  • Restaurants are all still closed but take away windows can be open until 9 pm.  
  • Public consumption of alcohol is prohibited.
  • Hotels are closed.
  • On 4 January, first and second graders returned to school.  Other grades are still online.
There are plenty of exceptions though.  Gas stations, pharmacies, pet stores, opticians, dry cleaners, florists, locksmiths, hardware and home goods stores all remain open.

The South Moravian region is now having medical high school students who are in the final year to help out in healthcare facilities.   

From 15 January everyone over 80 can register for the vaccine.  Everyone else in the country can register from 1 February.  A point system based on age, health status, and employment will determine when you get the vaccine.

In February I'm also supposed to be able to register for my new date to take the language and citizenship test since my December test was cancelled.

I guess at this point it's a coin toss which date I'll get first, for my language test or for my COVID-19 vaccine.  We'll see.

Update: The Finance Ministry will now waive income tax for all of the students who are called up to work in hospitals and social facilities. 

No comments:

Post a Comment