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With the current phase of COVID-19 restrictions coming to an end on March 21st, Czech officials will be discussing what’s in store for the country moving forward.  According to health minister Jan Blatný, a few small things will be relaxed but the ban on movement between districts will probably remain in place. “Most likely, we’ll consider relaxing some of the more stringent measures. In particular, there’s a possibility that we’ll give some lenience for leisure activities. I will definitely not recommend cancelling the measure that restricts the movement between individual districts.”  Jan Hamáček, minister of the interior, echoed Blatný. “It’s possible that we’ll allow movement within the district for the purpose of recreation.” Czech authorities will also be buying moreRead more.

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Health Minister Jan Blatný is suggesting an approach to surviving COVID-19 without shutting down the entire economy for years on end.  In a statement on Wednesday, Blatný conceded that the anti-epidemic measures have ostensibly been pointless since hardly anyone follows them, and proposed allowing people to make their own individual efforts to protect their own health.  “Blanket measures don’t work if they’re not complied with at an individual level. We think that the solution is a conscious approach by each of us instead of general restrictions… We can set as many strict measures as we want, but if they’re not complied with, then it’s up to all of us to figure out how to be responsible.” “We’re negotiating with theRead more.