Reduced hours at public services leading to long queues

Long queues are currently forming at some public services in the Czech Republic as opening times have been reduced in response to the Covid-19 situation, Czech Television reported. Officials at some agencies have called on the public to weigh up whether they really need to visit them in person. They also recommend that people use on-line reservation systems to book specific times. However, these are frequently full for weeks in advance, Czech Television said.

On Monday police monitored queues at some agencies, following reports of altercations last week. Video footage suggests some people are not maintaining a two-metre distance while waiting in line.

Author: Ian Willoughby