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Czechs Weigh Austria-Style Lockdown for the Unvaccinated

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The Czech government is considering several options of stricter rules for people who aren’t vaccinated against Covid-19, ranging from harsh steps to only a mild tightening of measures, according to outgoing Prime Minister Andrej Babis.

One of the alternatives is a similar regime to the one imposed in neighboring Austria, which limits the movement and activities of those who have refused inoculation, Babis told a televised news conference after a government meeting on Monday. Some cabinet members are advocating softer steps, such as no longer accepting antigen tests for sporting and cultural events or restaurant visits.