PM: Regional administrations should also grant two days of holidays to vaccinated workers

Following the Czech government’s decision to provide two days of holidays to its employees who have been vaccinated against the coronavirus, Prime Minister  Andrej Babiš told the Czech News Agency that regional administrations and other state agencies should do the same.

The statement came in reaction to media stories that pointed to the fact that the government decision will provide paid holidays to civil servants without doing the same for professions such as teachers. Vaccinated members of the police, firefighters, state health workers and soldiers will receive the extra two days holidays, the prime minister said.

Trinity Bank chief economist Lukáš Kovanda told the Czech News Agency that the extra holidays will cost the Czech state CZK 21.4 billion. However, the prime minister says this is not true.

Author: Tom McEnchroe