Students in the Czech Republic are asked to return home and limit their social contacts, announced on Tuesday the Minister of Education Robert Plaga (ANO). Those students who cannot return home are allowed to stay in the dormitories.
It is an amendment to the measure presented on Monday whereby all students, who were not called to work by the government – such as medics, were forbidden to stay in the dormitories.
“We have been able to agree with the Ministry of Health that students who cannot return home can stay on the campus,” Plaga said to the iROZHLAS.cz and later on Twitter.
S MZd se nám podařilo dohodnout, že studenti, kteří se nemohou vrátit domů, mohou zůstat na kolejích. Stejně tak na nich zůstávají studenti v karanténě. S rektory jsme ve spojeni. Přesto, pokud je to možné, prosím všechny, aby se vrátili domů a omezili sociální kontakty.
— Robert Plaga (@RobertPlaga) October 13, 2020
The restriction originally required all students who live in dormitories and reside elsewhere in the Czech Republic to temporarily leave their accommodation.
However, Plaga still recommends students to leave the dormitories. “If possible, I ask everyone to return home and reduce social contacts,” he added.