Government to discuss further easing of restrictions

The government will meet on Monday to debate a further easing of measures against Covid-19. This concerns predominantly an easing of restrictions in the cultural sphere and the possibility of easing the rule on compulsory face masks in schools.

Culture Minister Lubomír Zaorálek criticized the past easing of restrictions in culture as discriminatory since people at cultural events are required to have tests conducted by professionals, which is not the case in other areas.

Furthermore, he argued that the lifting of restrictions for cultural events was lagging behind that in neighbour states which have a similar epidemiological situation. The government is to debate a new ceiling of 1,000 people at indoor events and 2,000 outdoors.

Mandatory testing for Covid-19 in firms and public offices is expected to continue at least until the end of June.