Some measures may be lifted by mid-April

The number of hospitalised Covid patients dropped in the last days of March, but the situation after Easter will be crucial.

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The number of hospitalised patients suffering from Covid dropped below 3,000 at the end of March. It was the last parameter necessary for switching the entire country from the black tier of the Covid automat warning system to the dark red tier.

This means it will be possible to lift some measures and reopen non-essential shops and schools for more pupils, under strict conditions.

Still, the situation will depend on how people behaved during the Easter holiday, experts have warned. Analysts from Data without Pathos say that although the numbers were better the last few days, it was mostly due to the fact that fewer got tested during Easter. They say that the numbers may go up slightly in the days to come.

The number of hospitalised Covid patients may also increase slightly, according to mathematician Richard Kollár, who opined that some patients who were released for Easter may return.

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“Let’s hope we haven’t messed it up during the holiday,” Kollár wrote on Facebook.

If the situation does not worsen, the first measures will be lifted in two weeks, starting on Monday, April 19.

More details on the epidemiological situation are expected to be revealed on Wednesday, April 7.

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