PM: Cabinet ready to accept most opposition ideas on pandemics law

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš says his government is prepared to take on board most of the changes to a new law on pandemics proposed by opposition parties. Such legislation may provide a way forward after MPs rejected another extension of a state of emergency and the government declared a new one for two weeks, citing calls from regional governors.

Speaking on Wednesday morning, Mr. Babiš said that the main sticking point in talks with the opposition was compensation for those hit by the Covid situation.

The law on pandemics would give the Ministry of Health new powers to impose restrictions that have hitherto required a state of emergency being in place.

Author: Ian Willoughby