Czech Republic reports second highest daily rise in COVID-19 cases

According to health ministry data, the Czech Republic registered a record high of 3,130 coronavirus cases on September 17, 2020, almost matching the total for the whole of March 2020. (Photo by Michal Cizek / AFP)

The recorded 2,394 new infections in its second highest daily rise since the pandemic began, Health Ministry data showed on Wednesday.

New cases have doubled in September as infections increase at the second fastest rate in Europe, for a tally of 53,158 cases since the Czech Republic's first detections in March.

Authorities have reinstated some measures to rein in the virus, such as mask-wearing and, from Thursday, stricter limits on opening hours for bars.

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