Government proposes extending state of emergency to December 3

The Czech government has proposed that the current state of emergency be extended until December 3, Prime Minister Andrej Babiš announced on Tuesday. The proposal will have to be approved by the Chamber of Deputies, which is set to discuss the issue on Friday morning.

The prime minister said that the extension was necessary to keep the several emergency measures, that have been put in place  to curb the spread of COVID-19, in place.

The Czech Republic has been in a state of emergency since October 5. It is currently among the most affected countries in Europe by the pandemic.