The Czech NBL league will be suspended for two weeks after this weekend, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Czech government declared a state of emergency on Monday, October 5, and plans to introduce tougher measures to contain the virus’s spread. One of them will be to suspend all sports activities for a period of two weeks, starting next Monday. This means that no basketball games will be played in the Czech NBL league for the coming period.
Yesterday Ostrava was already the 5th Czech team that reported COVID-19 infections, so some NBL games had already been canceled.
According to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), one of the main EU bodies monitoring the coronavirus pandemic, the Czech Republic has the highest 14-day COVID infection rate in Europe.