Minister rejects Prague mayor’s call to lift ban on Christmas markets

The mayor of Prague, Zdeněk Hřib, said on Tuesday that he had called on the minister of health to revise a decision to ban Christmas markets in view of the Covid situation. Mr. Hřib said, however, that he could envisage a prohibition on consuming food or drink at such markets.

For his part, health minister Adam Vojtěch said that the closure of Christmas markets was necessary in view of the current record infection numbers and full hospitals.

Author: Ian Willoughby