Rising case counts force Czech Republic back into state of emergency

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The Czech Republic returned to a state of national health emergency on Thursday amid spiralling coronavirus case counts, according to a report by the CTK news agency citing Prime Minister Andrej Babis. Enacting a state of emergency gives the government to suspend certain rights, like the freedom to gather in groups. It also allows the government to require medical students to work in hospitals. The measures are to go into effect on Friday and last for 30 days, following the Cabinet’s action. The eastern part of the country is suffering heavily amid the latest wave of the virus. On Thursday, 19…

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