All shops to reopen from May 3 if positive Covid trend continues

The Czech government will allow the reopening of all shops, markets and selected services from Monday May 3, if Covid-19 numbers continue to fall. Speaking a cabinet meeting on the matter, the minister of industry and trade, Karel Havlíček, said such changes could occur if the number of cases fell to below 100 per 100,000 inhabitants weekly; the figure on Thursday was 177, he said.

The minister also revealed a new system tied to infection rates that will be used to determine what would be allowed to open when, with the government due to discuss further easing at special weekly meetings.

Author: Ian Willoughby