Court: Closing schools and kindergartens in April was illegal

The widespread closure of kindergartens and the extensive limitations on primary schools ordered by the Ministry of Health this April to prevent the spread of the coronavirus epidemic were not legal, according to the Czech Supreme Administrative Court.

The court ruled that while the current pandemic law allows for the closure of universities, these rules do not apply to kindergartens and primary schools. These educational institutions can only be closed on a case-by-case basis, rather than en-masse. The ruling comes too late to enact changes, as the government has since reopened schools.

Author: Tom McEnchroe