April 23, 2020 / 7:24 PM / a month ago

Czech government seeks state of emergency extension until May 25 - CTK news agency

PRAGUE, April 23 (Reuters) - The Czech government will ask the lower house of parliament to extend state of emergency until May 25 to help fight the new coronavirus epidemic, news agency CTK said on Thursday.

The state of emergency, set to expire on April 30, gives the government powers to limit people’s movement or close businesses.

The government said earlier on Thursday it planned relaxing most restrictions between now and May 25. (Reporting by Jan Lopatka; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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