Respirators in hospitals to end in one week at latest

The requirement to wear respirators in Czech health and social care facilities will end next Wednesday at the latest, the minister of health, Vlastimil Válek, told reporters. If the Chamber of Deputies does not approve the ending of what is called “pandemic emergency” Mr. Válek will propose that the government cancels the requirement by decree.

He said it could have already been done on Wednesday if MPs had not filibustered in the lower house.

Author: Ian Willoughby