The Czech health authorities have ordered an extra 70,000 vaccines against the seasonal flu this year and are urging senior citizens and people with chronic illnesses to get vaccinated.
There has been concern about the fact that a second wave of the coronavirus epidemic could coincide with an epidemic of the seasonal flu, which, given the similar symptoms, would require a huge number of tests for coronavirus, and risk overloading the health system.
The Czech Republic, which has just seen a significant easing of coronavirus restrictions, has close to 10,000 confirmed coronavirus cases. 328 people have died and 2,348 are currently fighting the disease. Wednesday’s increase of 73 cases is the highest number registered since June 3.