At a meeting on Tuesday, 27 October 2020, the government of Andrej Babiš asked the Chamber of Deputies for an extension of the state of emergency in the Czech Republic until December 3, 2020.
The state of emergency itself does not mean any draconic steps but gives the government more power to limit activities including businesses.
As Lidovky.cz reports, the monthly extension is not supported by the opposition. Pirates ask for an extension of 14 days, KDU-ČSL for three weeks.
All schools, with the exception of kindergartens and special schools, will remain close after November 2.
Breach of obligations imposed on the basis of the Czech Act on Crisis Management may be penalized for natural persons in relation to its seriousness as an offense with a fine of up to CZK 20,000, CZK 50,000, CZK 100,000 and max. CZK 2,000,000 and legal entities and natural persons doing business up to CZK 3,000,000.
Today should also be more clear the future of the Health Minister Roman Prymula. Blesk.cz said he was pictured leaving a restaurant without a mandatory mask covering his face on Wednesday night – just hours after imposing a new lockdown.
He should be replaced by Jan Blatný, child hematologist, and Brno Teaching Hospital’s deputy director.
The Czech Republic reported 10,273 new COVID-19 cases on Monday.
The Health Ministry reported 164 new deaths on Tuesday, including 75 on Monday and revisions to previous days. The total death toll is 2,365.