Government to debate proposal to open ski resorts

The cabinet is due to meet on Wednesday to debate a  proposal to open the country’s ski resorts.

An earlier proposal outlining the conditions under which this could be done, presented by Trade and Industry Minister Karel Havlíček, was rejected by the government on Monday for being too benevolent. Minister Havlíček, who will present an amended version of the proposal, stresses that officially reopening the country’s ski resorts will enable the government to bring the situation there under control.

Thousands of Czechs visit the slopes daily although ski resorts remain closed, and there is no control over safe distancing, face masks or other hygiene measures. Interior Minister Jan Hamáček argues that it is too soon for such a move in view of the high number of infected and the situation in Czech hospitals.