Czechs tighten measures against COVID-19 with curfew, retail curbs

A combination of nine pictures shows closed shops, as the Czech government shut most shops and services in Prague, Czech Republic October 23, 2020. REUTERS Photo

The Czech government ordered a 9 p.m. curfew and will limit retail sales on Sundays as part of tighter measures adopted on Monday to stem a surge in COVID-19 infections, ministers said.

The curfew will be in place Oct. 28-Nov. 3 and will last until 5 a.m. each day, Health Minister Roman Prymula said after a government meeting. Exemptions include travel for work or family visits.

Retail shops still running under current restrictions must also close by 8 p.m. and on Sundays, with exceptions including gas stations or pharmacies.

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