Andrej Babis

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 Taxi drivers protest against the new Covid-19 restrictions in Turin, Italy on Monday. More than 180 taxis have occupied Piazza Castello. Photograph: Alessandro Di Marco/EPA

European leaders warned of difficult months ahead as the resurgent Covid-19 pandemic forced authorities to impose new restrictions to try to curb the (...)

A soldier installs machines in a facility for Covid-19 patients in the Letnany Exhibition hall, Prague. Photograph:  Milan Jaros/Bloomberg

The Czech Republic has gone into a second lockdown to avert the “collapse” of its healthcare system, as governments across central and eastern Europe (...)

A dessert in the shape of the Covid-19 virus in a cafe in Prague. Photograph: Michal Cizek / AFP via Getty

Czech primary schools, pubs and restaurants will close from Wednesday as part of emergency measures introduced by an embattled government that says it(...)

A zookeeper feeding penguins at a closed zoo in Prague. The Czech government has shut zoos and indoor sports venues for two weeks to slow the spread of coronavirus. Photograph: Getty Images

The Czech Republic is introducing new restrictions and Slovakia is mobilising troops to help fight the spread of coronavirus as alarm grows across cen(...)

Brussels minister president Rudi Vervoort: “We decided that bars, cafes but also tea rooms will have to close their doors and remain closed,” said . “One in seven people tested in Brussels returns a positive result, the virus is everywhere in the region.” Photograph: Thierry Roge/Getty Images

A powerful second wave of the coronavirus pandemic has closed bars and cafes in Europe’s capitals as authorities grapple with how to contain the sprea(...)

A man walks on Charles Bridge in  Prague, Czech Republic on Monday morning. The Czech government declared a state of emergency from Monday to try curb the sprea of Covid-19. Photograph: Martin Divisek/EPA

The Czech Republic has introduced a state of emergency to tackle a surge in coronavirus cases, as new infections reach or approach record levels in mu(...)

Czech health minister Adam Vojtech announces his resignation in Prague. Photograph: Vit Simanek/AP Photo via CTK

Czech health minister Adam Vojtech has resigned amid criticism of the government’s handling of a surge in coronavirus cases, as infection rates rise a(...)

The coronavirus lockdown has meant closure of the border between Germany and the Czech Republic. Photograph: EPA

The Czech Republic has recorded its biggest one-day increase in new coronavirus cases in nearly a month, but the government continued to lift health r(...)

People sit in a cafe in Zagreb, Croatia. On Monday the country allowed the reopening of cafe bars, restaurants and hotels, a well as transportation between cities. Photograph: Antonio Bat/EPA

Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania will create a shared “travel bubble” on Friday to allow people to move between them without going into quarantine, in a (...)

Czech  prime minister Andrej Babis: ”It’s not acceptable – if it’s true – for a foreign state to take action against our citizens here.” Photograph:  Getty Images

The Russian embassy in Prague has asked Czech police to protect one of its diplomats who local media say was involved in an alleged plot to poison pol(...)

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