The regions have not yet agreed on the procedure after the end of the state of emergency

Updates: 12.02.2021 19:51

Prague – The regional governors will discuss three options for further action after the state of emergency on Saturday. The governor of the Karlovy Vary region, Petr Kulhánek (for STAN), told ČTK. After negotiations with the government, the individual governors have not yet agreed on a joint procedure after the end of the state of emergency. They will now be discussing whether to accept the Ministry’s draft measures or request a new state of emergency, or individually to declare a state of danger in their regions. But the governors want to act in unison, because it is a decision of fundamental importance.

“For regions, this means deciding whether to accept the proposal for measures presented by the Ministry of Health, not to request a state of emergency and at the same time not to declare a state of danger. Or consider these measures insufficient and ask the government to declare a state of emergency,” Kulhanek outlined. He added that it is up to each region to consider whether it will also declare a state of danger in order to maintain a certain necessary scope of crisis measures.

“Because this is a fundamental decision and we would like to proceed in unison in all regions, we agreed to carefully study the proposal of the Ministry of Health so that we can meet again on Saturday evening and find the best agreement on a joint approach,” Kulhánek added.

The state of emergency will end on Sunday, according to Deputy Prime Minister Jan Hamáček (CSSD), the cabinet considers possible alternative measures to be insufficient. Hamáček also said that the government could declare a state of emergency again if the regions so requested. According to some experts, however, a new declaration of a state of emergency would be in conflict with the Constitutional Act on the Security of the Czech Republic, as it would mean bypassing the Chamber of Deputies.

Source: České noviny – hlavní události by

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