March 12, 2020 / 8:07 AM / 22 days ago

Czechs to start checks on German, Austrian borders - interior minister

PRAGUE, March 12 (Reuters) - The Czech Republic is introducing controls on its borders with Germany and Austria and banning crossings away from official frontier border posts to help fight the spread of the coronavirus, Interior Minister Jan Hamacek said on Wednesday.

The country, which is part of the European Union’s Schengen area, will start the checks on Friday, news agency CTK reported. (Reporting by Jan Lopatka; editing by John Stonestreet)

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