“I consider it a constructive act, we moved and exchanged views. Negotiations will continue tomorrow at the level of the Ministry of Health, “ said Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (YES) at a press conference after talks with governors and ministers. He said that the governors are not yet united and that the government is doing its utmost to make the governors united. But Babiš did not reveal what was the result of the negotiations.
Babiš promised that at Monday’s government meeting, Minister of Health Jan Blatný (for YES) would present a pandemic law, which was also called for by the opposition. “We want to continue negotiations with the opposition and I will invite the opposition to a meeting on Tuesday, and within the demands of the opposition, we have moved in that Minister Blatný will present a pandemic law on Monday at a shortened time and we would like to discuss it on Tuesday. “ said the Prime Minister.
Babiš emphasized that with the possible end of the state of emergency, nothing changes in a pandemic situation. “We really have healthcare, which is fighting for the health of citizens and hospitals still have people in the intensive care unit, “ added.
Even before negotiations with the government, the governors discussed the procedure among themselves. Liberec Governor Martin Půta (STAN) told Czech Television that the governors are ready to request a state of emergency for another 14 days. “We are ready to request a new state of emergency for a limited time, we talked about two weeks. This is mainly because of the government was able to discuss a new pandemic law with the parliamentary parties in the Chamber of Deputies, which should address the situation in the long term, “ he added.
But they condition it about reassessing the night curfew, opening service outlets and smaller shops and returning children to school as soon as possible, said the governor.
But even today, the governors are not entirely united in whether they should ask the government to declare another state of emergency, South Moravian governor Jan Grolich (KDU-ČSL) told reporters. He expected a more constructive approach from the government today, lacking concrete proposals on how to envisage a state of emergency. “We really didn’t expect the government to come up with a completely zero proposal. “ said Grolich. He then wrote on Twitter that negotiating with Prime Minister Babiš was a punishment.
If it wasn’t for people’s health, I’d rather cough it up and be with my family tomorrow. Dealing with AB is a punishment. Unfortunately, we have this government and we need to talk to this prime minister. Tomorrow again.– Jan Grolich (@JanGrolich) February 13, 2021
According to the Governor of the Central Bohemian Region Petra Pecková (STAN), Babiš insists on declaring a state of emergency and he wants the same from all governors, according to her it would be a “blank check”. “He refused to meet tomorrow morning before the government’s meeting with the governors and the opposition. He is willing to deal with the opposition only after the declaration of a state of emergency, “Peckovás wrote by saying that if the regions do not ask uniformly, the government will declare a state of emergency only where the governors request it.
The head of the region association and the governor of South Bohemia, Martin Kuba (ODS), is inclined to the fact that if the state of emergency should be prolonged, so only for two weeks. “Above all, we tried to make the procedure of all governors uniform, because we do not want to expose some regions that are in a really bad way to have to go in a different regime. We also think that it is important for the citizens that the whole republic behaves in a unified regime. We are constantly trying to get a unified approach of the governors, because the situation in some regions is very complicated, for some governors the state of emergency is the only way to keep all measures in place, “said Kuba.
About declaring a state of emergency in their words already requested by the Governor of the Zlín Region Radim Holiš (YES).
The third option is the end of the state of emergency, which was refused to be extended by deputies on Thursday, and the government did not even get the votes of the Communists for the proposal, on which it had long relied. In the event of an end to the state of emergency, the Ministry of Health could issue a series of measures to regulate the operation of a sector that cannot be completely banned. They would open shops, services such as hairdressers or swimming pools and fitness.
Source: Blesk.cz by www.blesk.cz.
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