Prague’s First Night of Curfew: 30 Violations, Police Checks are Rising

During the first 24 hours of the curfew, the police registered 30 violations for which they imposed fines or handed them over to administrative proceedings, Prague Police spokesman Jan Rybanský announced.

Prague Police carried out 1,200 inspections, either at random places or on the basis of reports from citizens. The average number of inspections of compliance with government measures is around a thousand per day and about one per cent of them result in a fine or administrative proceeding.

A night curfew from 21:00 p.m. to 04:59 a.m. has been introduced in the Czech Republic from Wednesday, October 28 as a measure to curb the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

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Exceptions will apply to journeys to work, urgent journeys to protect life, health, and property, and dogs walking within 500 meters of the place of residence.

People may have to prove why they left home. It will also be possible to submit the document retrospectively.

Among government restrictions, the police also control the obligation to wear a face mask and the ban on crowding, which prevents more than two people who do not share a household to be together.

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The curfew will be effective until the end of the state of emergency which is set to expire on Nov. 3, but the government will probably ask the Chamber of Deputies to extend it.


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