Czechia introduces quarantine bonus for workers to reveal their contacts

The country seeks to encourage those infected to provide the names of the people with whom they have been in contact, information that they are reluctant to provide

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The Czech Republic has introduced a quarantine bonus to all workers, in a further attempt to control the coronavirus pandemic in the country, with an incidence rate in this country of 800 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, the highest in the European Union.

President Milos Zeman has signed a law this Friday that will allow workers who have to undergo quarantine by medical order the payment of 14 euros a day, which will be added to the corresponding sick leave, which are around 60% of salary.

According to the Government, the objective of this daily payment during quarantine is to encourage those infected to provide the names of the people with whom they have been in contact, essential information for trackers and that positives are reluctant to provide for fear of causing harm to their family and friends.

The Czech authorities have registered around 1.3 million infections and 21,325 deaths since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. And there is no relaxation, while the variant of the virus that already dominates in that country is the British one, much more infectious.

The epidemiological situation therefore remains serious and hospitals across the country are on the brink of collapse, according to Health Minister Jan Blatny.

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