Friday news summary

Vaccination registration has started

Registration of people over the age of 80 for vaccinations against Covid-19 has begun. Registration is possible via the Internet at the website or via the telephone line 1221. Some centers will list the first dates on weekends, others according to free capacity. Currently, in the registration system for vaccination, the sending of the necessary PIN codes for registration is delayed. Line 1221 is also unavailable at the moment. The website says the capacity has been fulfilled.

Covid update

The risk index of the anti-epidemic system PES continues to remain in the fourth degree on Friday. It dropped from 75 to 72 points on Thursday. Officially, however, the highest, fifth level of alert is still in force in the country. The PES index has been declining for three days in a row, according to data on the website of the Ministry of Health.

The director of State Institute of Public Health resigns

The director of the State Institute of Public Health (SZÚ) Pavel Březovský resigned from his position on Thursday due to information that in addition to employees, their relatives were also vaccinated at the institute. The Minister of Health Jan Blatný (for ANO) has informed about it. Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) said that the office's behavior was absolutely unacceptable. Březovský accepted all responsibility for the situation and considered it a priority to maintain the smooth running of the institute, but also said that he was under great pressure to administer vaccines as quickly as possible.