Covid-19: Czech gov’t approves raft of restrictions on unvaccinated

The outgoing Czech government has tightened restrictions on people who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19 amid a fresh surge of tens of thousands of infections.

As of Monday (November 22), only those who are fully vaccinated or have had coronavirus in the past six months may enter restaurants, use services, or attend cultural or sporting events.

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš said the government will also reintroduce compulsory mass testing at workplaces and continue blanket testing at schools. He called those who refuse to get vaccinated "selfish" for "endangering health care for other citizens".

The outgoing the cabinet is also calling on all companies to allow employees to work from home if possible and not hold large events

The raft of restrictions came after the Czech daily tally of cases soared to 22,511 on Tuesday, eclipsing by almost 5,000 cases the previous record set on January 7.

Author: Brian Kenety