After the Czech Republic asked Chinese authorities for the delivery of Chinese Sinopharm vaccines, "according to information provided by the Czech embassy in Beijing, the Chinese side decided to immediately comply with the request," the Czech president's spokesperson said on Wednesday

Due to the ongoing spread of the British mutation and deteriorating epidemiological situation in the Czech Republic, the Ministry of Health issued an order to make the wearing of respirators or two surgical masks mandatory in shops, hospitals, public transport, and places with a higher concentration of people.