Three districts under lockdown

The government has moved to further tighten freedom of movement in three worst affected districts by the Covid epidemic–Cheb, Sokolov and Trutnov– where the number of infected is three times higher than in other parts of the country.

People in those districts will not be allowed to leave them for other than work regions, weddings or funerals and others may not enter for other than the same reasons. They will moreover have to wear respirators.

Police will be conducting checks and people will be asked to produce papers verifying the purpose of their trip. The measures will take effect at midnight on Thursday.