Twenty thousand left out of nationwide census due to glitch

Just a week after the start of a nationwide census the Czech Statistics Office is having to deal with a serious glitch in the system – the fact that persons with older identity cards are not able to register online due to the fact that their data are not machine-readable.

The problem concerns around twenty thousand people, for whom online registration is more suitable than personal contact with a census commissioner due to the Covid-19 epidemic. The problem needs to be resolved before May 11, when the deadline for online registration expires.