Czech Republic to End COVID-19 State of Emergency on April 11

Czech State of Emergency

The coronavirus state of emergency currently imposed in the Czech Republic will end on April 11 as the government no longer intends to ask the parliament to extend it, Prime Minister Andrei Babis told reporters on Sunday.

“The state of emergency ends next Sunday, April 11. The Cabinet of Ministers does not intend to extend it anymore. The curfew between 9 pm and 5 am and the ban on movement of citizens between the regions of the country will end on the same day,’ the
official said.

At the moment, only grocery stores, shops selling most essential goods, and pharmacies are open in the country. Leading industrial enterprises and firms also work, and all employees have to test themselves for COVID-19 twice a week.

The primary school pupils from the first five grades are to return to regular instruction at schools on April 12, along with pre-school children, Education Minister Robert Plaga told reporters.

The primary school lower graders are to rotate between regular and distance instruction, while higher graders, from the sixth to ninth classes, will keep learning remotely.


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