A children’s goods store in Olomouc that flouted public health orders by banning face masks in his shop has now barred those who’ve received the COVID-19 vaccine from entering as well.
Zuzana Michálková explained her decision: “Vaccinated people can still transmit the virus to others, but they do not have any symptoms. Moreover, scientists still have not provided evidence of the safety of mRNA vaccines against coronavirus. Particles of the drug can be transmitted from vaccinated people to unvaccinated ones and thereby threaten their health.”
Michálková added that she does not see anything illegal in her actions.
Due to possible discrimination against the public, the Czech Trade Inspection Authority (CTIA) has already started to deal with the signs placed at the entrance, prohibiting vaccinated customers to get into the shop.
The signs state that the ban was issued “in order to protect the health of pregnant women and unborn children, employees, and employers”.
“According to the CTIA’s legal opinion, such conduct could fulfill the signs of discrimination,” said Jiří Fröhlich, a spokesman for the CTIA.
“The behavior by Ms. Michálková can result in a fine of up to CZK 3 million,” Fröhlich adds.