WORLD

Czechs Enter 2nd Lockdown To Avoid Health System Collapse

0
FILE - In this March 16, 2020 file photo a young man wearing a face mask walks across an empty Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic. Czechs had been assured it wouldn't happen again. But amid a record surge of coronavirus infections that's threatening the entire health system with collapse, the Czech Republic is adopting on Thursday exactly the same massive restrictions it slapped on citizens in the spring. Prime Minister Andrej Babis had repeatedly said these measures would never be repeated.(AP Photo/Petr David Josek, File)

(AP) — Amid a record surge of coronavirus infections that’s threatening the entire health system with collapse, the Czech Republic is adopting on Thursday exactly the same massive restrictions as in the spring, a situation its prime minister kept saying would never happen again. The country had set an example with its effective and fast response to the pandemic when it first appeared, but failed to learn from other countries’ subsequent experiences and now faces the consequences. After a series of earlier measures failed, Prime Minister Andrej Babis announced the new measures will include limits on free movement and the closure of many stores, shopping malls and hotels.

 

American, Southwest Join Rivals In Reporting Big 3Q Losses

Previous article

GOP-Led Senate Panel Advances Barrett Despite Dems’ Boycott

Next article

You may also like

More in WORLD