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In the Czech Republic, the work of restaurants violating the quarantine will be banned for a year

Also, the Cabinet has put forward a proposal to extend the current lockdown in the country for another month — until March 16.

The government of the Czech Republic has passed a bill according to which the authorities can close hotels, guesthouses, restaurants, and other catering establishments for a year for repeated violations of restrictions introduced in the fight against the coronavirus epidemic. This was reported on Monday, February 8, by Czech Television.

It is noted that despite the fact that since the end of January, hotels in the Czech Republic have been allowed to occupy only business travelers, and restaurants — to sell takeaway food, the police en masse record violations in such establishments, in some repeatedly.

In addition, at the meeting, members of the Cabinet of Ministers decided to extend the lockdown, which expires on February 14, for another month. The corresponding initiative should now be supported by the parliament.

According to the latest data, 1.37 million cases of COVID-19 infection have been confirmed in the Czech Republic, with a population of 10.69 million. 922,223 residents of the country managed to overcome the disease, 17,333 people died of complications. Over the past day, 2,415 new cases of infection have been identified.

Earlier, Czech pubs and restaurants reopened their establishments, despite a strict ban from the authorities, in protest against quarantine restrictions. The aim of the action was to draw the attention of the government and the public to the restaurant business, which is suffering serious losses.

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