Deputy PM: Shops, services and garden restaurants may reopen late April

Shops, services and restaurant gardens may be allowed to reopen at the end of April, deputy prime minister and head of the central crisis staff Jan Hamáček said in an interview for the Mladá fronta Dnes daily on Tuesday. He said the road map for relaxing the Covid measures would have to be approved by the Ministry of Health. The deputy prime minister confirmed that the government would not ask the lower house to extend the state of emergency beyond April 11, meaning that the night curfew and the ban on travel between districts will not apply after that date.