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Ministry of Health Issues an Extraordinary Measure of Quarantine for Persons Returning from Italy

Ministry of Health Issues an Extraordinary Measure of Quarantine for Persons Returning from Italy

by UNYP Rector's Office -
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The Ministry of Health issued an extraordinary measure of quarantine for persons returning from Italy.

If you are returning from Italy as of March 7, 2020, you must immediately report to your general practitioner by telephone or other remote means of communication (mobile application, e-mail, skype, etc.), i.e., without personal contact,  and remain in quarantine for 14 days. If you do not have a general practitioner, remain in quarantine for 14 days. 

Please  call or email the Rector's Office at rectorsoffice@unyp.cz as well.

Below is information from the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic:

The Ministry of Health issued a new extraordinary measure today with a view to the significant spread of the COVID-19 disease in Italy (approximately 4,000 cases) and the fact that the predominant number of persons infected in the Czech Republic contracted the disease while staying in Italy.  According to our information, there are presently some 16.5 thousand Czechs in Italy.

With immediate effect, all persons having their permanent residence in the Czech Republic who return from Italy to the Czech Republic from 7 March 2020 forward are ordered to immediately report this to their general practitioner, by telephone or other remote means of communication (mobile application, e-mail, skype, etc.), i.e., without personal contact.

Furthermore, general practitioners are ordered to impose a quarantine of 14 days upon any person who has his or her permanent residence in the Czech Republic and returns from a stay in Italy to the Czech Republic after 7 March 2020.

Quarantine means, above all, separating healthy persons from other persons, in order to prevent transmission of an infectious disease in a period when such a disease may spread.  Pursuant to the Act on Public Health Protection, a fine of up to CZK 3 million may be imposed for violating quarantine.  In the event of the occurrence of the COVID-19 disease, a general practitioner may extend the quarantine.  Persons in quarantine are entitled to disability payments.  If employees are in a good state of health and interested in working remotely, we ask employers to accommodate them in this extraordinary situation and to arrange with them the ability to work from home.  Due to this extraordinary measure and due to further impacts caused by the COVID-19 disease, the State is prepared to immediately prepare, through the Czech-Moravian Guarantee and Development Bank, programmes to compensate businesses for their losses.

 


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