Just in: Czechs return to lockdown

Just in: Czechs return to lockdown


norman lebrecht

October 21, 2020

The Prague government has said only food stores and pharmacies can remain open, as hospitals reach capacity.

That seems to drop the curtain on the performing arts, at least for the next few weeks.

More here.



  • Not a good news. An advise : hear one time Vltava and hope some better days.

  • Anthony Sayer says:

    Once again, same old story. Lockdown imposed because of the progressive neglect of the health service, not because people are dropping like flies in the street. No wonder they look aggrieved in the photo.

  • Doc Martin says:

    Yes the ECDC data for CZ republic looks bad.

    Some recent published research, suggests Sars-cov-2 can survive on human skin up to 9 hours, it is inactivated by sanitiser containing at least 60% alcohol. Surface contact infection rates are unknown and not recorded by those cov-19 Track n Trace apps.

    Also some information explaining Herd immunity.
    What is Herd Immunity?

    Desai et al 2020

    Jama Patient page


    Herd Immunity and Implications for SARS-CoV-2 Control

    Omer et al Jama Insights 2020

    Survival of SARS-CoV-2 and influenza virus on the human skin: Importance of hand hygiene in COVID-19
    Hirose et al

    Clinical Infectious Diseases 2020

    Keep wearing those masks and use sanitiser, wash those hands.

  • Papageno says:

    Looks like it’s czech-mate for the arts.

  • Fred Funk says:

    Cancelled Czech fees for the Violas?