What is the purpose of the measures?
The purpose of the governmental measures is to reduce the reproductive number of COVID-19 to such an extent, that the health care system of the Czech Republic can manage the epidemic and not have to limit care for patients in order to increase the number of available hospital beds for those with COVID-19.
Flattening the curve will give the healthcare system time to care for patients with COVID-19.
The next step is to bring the COVID-19 epidemic under control, that is, to prevent the so-called community-based spread of the disease. Each of us can individually contribute to reducing the R number by respecting all hygiene recommendations and limiting contact with other people.
Please follow all of the hygienic measures, especially: wearing your mask, disinfecting your hands, and social distancing.