Wednesday news summary

Registration details for antigen testing sent to advertisement companies

Some hospitals use the Reservatic tool to register a term for a coronavirus antigen testing, which also sends user information to other companies to better target advertising. The tool is provided by the state as part of the central reservation system. The Ostrava company Reservatic operates the registration form for the antigen testing, for example, on the website of the Prague Central Military Hospital. However, the page, where patients fill in their contact details and birth number, also loads scripts from several advertising companies.

Covid update

There were 10,725 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, which is about a third less than a week ago. Even on Sunday and Monday, the number of newly infected and the proportions of positive cases were lower than on the same days a week ago. The risk index of the anti-epidemic system PES fell from Tuesday's 84 points to 81 points out of a hundred. It is the lowest since the beginning of the year.

New rules for travels to Germany

From Thursday, Germany will require a negative coronavirus test on arrival from high-risk areas, including the Czech Republic, as well as from regions with a different type of coronavirus. When traveling from risk areas, a mandatory quarantine continues to apply, which can be completed after five days by another negative test. If a country is rated as "risky" and not "high risk", a test carried out within 48 hours of arrival in Germany is enough. However, regardless of the entrance test, quarantine is mandatory upon arrival in Germany, from which exceptions apply for commuters or transit.

Expresident seen in a closed restaurant

Former President Václav Klaus spent more than an hour on Tuesday in a closed restaurant in Prague with no mask on. The daily tabloid Blesk stated this today. Restaurants are now closed due to government restrictions, only food is allowed to be served through the window, and wearing mouth and nose protection is mandatory. The company's staff told the newspaper that Klaus had gone for food and needed to go to the bathroom.