Czech gov't orders testing of public sector employees


Photo by Noppadon stocker/

The Czech government on Friday ordered blanket testing of public sector employees, according to a report by Czech Radio.

The measure applies to departments with 50 or more people. The testing, which has to be done at least once a week, will get underway next Wednesday (March 10). The government has also called students of some secondary schools and universities to help in hospitals around the country.

The mandatory work duty concerns mainly students in selected years of secondary nursing schools and medical faculties, Czech Radio said.

In a separate report, it said that people quarantined due to COVID-19 will receive a bonus of up to CZK 370 (EUR 14) a day, as draft legislation was signed into law by President Miloš Zeman on Friday. The new bonus is to complement sickness benefits and will be paid out to people who have been ordered to quarantine for 14 days. The total sum should not exceed 90% of their average earnings. 


Hungarians Want to Live to 96 Analysis

Hungarians Want to Live to 96

Parl't approves 2023 budget Parliament

Parl't approves 2023 budget

Wizz Air Malta Names Managing Director Appointments

Wizz Air Malta Names Managing Director

Muni Council Organizing Meeting to Improve Air Quality City

Muni Council Organizing Meeting to Improve Air Quality


Producing journalism that is worthy of the name is a costly business. For 27 years, the publishers, editors and reporters of the Budapest Business Journal have striven to bring you business news that works, information that you can trust, that is factual, accurate and presented without fear or favor.
Newspaper organizations across the globe have struggled to find a business model that allows them to continue to excel, without compromising their ability to perform. Most recently, some have experimented with the idea of involving their most important stakeholders, their readers.
We would like to offer that same opportunity to our readers. We would like to invite you to help us deliver the quality business journalism you require. Hit our Support the BBJ button and you can choose the how much and how often you send us your contributions.