Thursday news summary

Some regions closed due to the serious epidemic situation


It will be forbidden to travel to and from the epidemically risky districts of Cheb, Sokolov and Trutnov, with a few exceptions. This was stated after the government meeting by the Minister of Health Jan Blatný (for ANO). In addition to restriction of movement, the cabinet has also introduced the obligation to wear respirators in public places, or at least a surgical mask. The measures will take effect from midnight on Thursday. The Karlovy Vary and Hradec Králové regions are now among the most affected regions.


President of the Constitutional Court will not be awarded with the presidential order


President Miloš Zeman will not grant the President of the Constitutional Court Pavel Rychetský the planned Order of Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk. By repealing the electoral law during the election campaign, he damaged the Czech Republic, wrote the President's spokesman Jiří Ovčáček.


The government does not have support for the extension of the emergency state



According to Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO), those who do not vote in favor of extending the state of emergency in the Chamber of Deputies today, will be responsible for the deaths of their fellow citizens. In this context, he criticized the fact that the opposition leaders have brought budgetary issues to the negotiations on the extension of the state of emergency. The Cabinet requests the Chamber of Deputies to continue the state of emergency even after the 14th of February, and it does not have the support yet.


Bavaria applies stricter rules for cross-border workers


The Bavarian border districts of Tirschenreuth, Cham and Neustadt an der Waldnaab are tightening conditions for commuters from the Czech Republic from Thursday. In their regulation, the districts decided that cross-border workers could only go directly to work without stopping, and then return to the Czech Republic immediately.