Czech government tightens lockdown measures

by Reuters
Friday, 26 February 2021 21:37 GMT

PRAGUE, Feb 26 (Reuters) - The Czech government approved on Friday a series of strict new restrictions limiting people's movement over the next three weeks and tightening shop and school closures in a bid to slow a fast spread of COVID-19 infections.

The measures, coming into effect on Monday, include limiting people's movement to only their residential districts, except for essential trips. Pre-schools will close and first- and second-graders will shift to online classes like other students.

The government also reduced the list of essential shops that remain open, closing, for example, stationery stores or shops selling children's shoes and clothing. (Reporting by Robert Muller and Jason Hovet; editing by Jonathan Oatis)

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