The Czech government has called a new state of emergency. This time for another 30 days, until March 28.
The lower house of Parliament refused to extend the current state of emergency but did pass a new pandemic law that allowed the government to impose new tougher restrictions.
The state of emergency has been valid in Czechia since October 5 2020.
Under the new state of emergency there will be new strict restrictions limiting people’s movement and tightening shop and school closures.
Czechia has the highest per capita infection rate in the world over the past week.