Govt wants to restrict movement, shut kindergartens and some shops

The Czech government has laid out new measures it would like to impose in a bid to curb a surge in coronavirus cases.

It plans to ban movement between different districts (with exceptions for travel to work or to look after a relative), to close kindergartens and schools and some of the shops that have hitherto been allowed to open.

The government does not plan to shut down factories and other workplaces but it will subsidise testing at companies.

The quarantine period is to be extended from ten to fourteen days, due to the more contagious variants of the disease.

The new restrictions would come into force n Monday and last for three weeks.

Author: Ian Willoughby