- The state of emergency will cover, inter alia, ban on drinking alcohol in public spaces and closing Christmas fairs
- A maximum of 1,000 people will be able to participate in cultural events, competitions of professional athletes and educational events. people who need to be vaccinated or have had COVID-19
- Meanwhile, the emerging new Czech government excludes the obligation to vaccinate against COVID-19 and wants to use PCR tests on a larger scale
- The strategy of the center-right government, presented to journalists, rules out school closings and universal compulsory immunization
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According to the original intentions of the office of Andrej Babisz, the state of emergency was to apply from Saturday to Sunday midnight. Babish decided, however, that the current epidemic situation justifies accelerating it. In accordance with the law, the decision was submitted to the Chamber of Deputies, which may cancel the government’s decision.
By declaring the previous two states of emergency, which lasted a total of 254 days in 2020 and 2021, the government restricted travel and exit from homes, and closed shops and schools.
This time the state of emergency will include, among others ban on drinking alcohol in public spaces and closing Christmas fairs. The traditional sale of Christmas trees and carps will be allowed. From 10 PM to 5 PM restaurants, cafes, pubs, discos and clubs will be closed.
A maximum of 1,000 people will be able to participate in cultural events, competitions of professional athletes and educational events. people who need to be vaccinated or have had COVID-19. At other mass events, such as social organization celebrations, social events or balls, from 6.00 p.m. on Friday, a maximum of 100 people will be able to participate. Funerals can be organized without restrictions.
Doctors, nurses and other medical personnel from other hospitals, clinics and outpatient clinics will be able to work in covid wards. There was no obligation to work in hospitals for students of medical schools.
Prime Minister Babisz and Minister of Health Adam Vojtiech called for vaccination against Covid-19 when presenting the new regulations.
The media note that Vojtiech met with representatives of experts of the new center-right government of Petr Fiali before the government meeting.
The state of emergency in the Czech Republic was already in force in spring 2020 for 67 days and from October 5, 2020 to April 11, 2021 for 189 days.
The future government does not want vaccination compulsory
The emerging Czech government excludes the obligation to vaccinate against COVID-19 and wants to use PCR tests on a larger scale, according to the strategy to combat the epidemic, presented on Wednesday by the leaders of five parties of the coalition government, Petr Fiali. The future prime minister assessed that the current wave of the pandemic could not be stopped.
According to Fiala, who is to be appointed prime minister on Friday by President Milosz Zeman, the current wave of the pandemic cannot be stopped, but its effects can only be limited by protecting the health care system from collapse.
Politicians of the emerging government assume that the powers of sanitary and epidemiological stations in individual regions of the country should suffice to manage the pandemic. They can, for example, make decisions limiting the limits of participants in mass events, they also have the right to enforce applicable regulations.
The strategy of the center-right government, presented to journalists, rules out school closings and universal compulsory immunization. They will be possible only for individual professional groups upon their request. Politicians asked the Czechs to receive a third dose of COVID-19 vaccines.
Vlastimil Valek, named as the future health minister in the Fiali cabinet, said compulsory vaccination is not the solution, but only divides society. He advocated a return to recognizing a negative PCR test result as a covid certificate. I want to expand the base for their performance and the number of such tests themselves.