Monday news summary

Covid update

The total number of deaths with Covid-19 has exceeded 12,000 in the Czech Republic. According to current data on the website of the Ministry of Health, 12,070 people have died with coronavirus. On Sunday, laboratories in the Czech Republic discovered over six thousand new cases.

The risk index of the anti-epidemic system PES fell to 85 points, the previous three days was at the value of 90 points. However, the national score has remained in the highest, fifth state of alert, for six days. The reason for the decrease in the value of PES is the reduction of the so-called simplified reproductive number, which indicates the average number of infected people from one positive test, from 1.4 to 1.31. However, the remaining three indicators determining the value of PES deteriorated slightly.

Most children are staying at home

Today, after the extended Christmas holidays, only pupils in the first and second grades of primary education will return to the schools today. Kindergartens and special schools will reopen, as well. The rest of the pupils and students will again use the distant learning.

Czech mountains declare avalanche danger

Today, the mountain service in the Krkonoše Mountains declared the first degree of avalanche danger after snowfall in recent days. This is the lowest level on a five-point scale. The Polish Mountain Service announced the first avalanche stage in the Giant Mountains on Sunday evening. First avalanche level is also applied in the Jeseníky Mountains.