Covid-19 coronavirus: Czech Republic crisis measures and the possibility to claim compensation for damage
06 May 2020
In connection with the COVID-19 disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, a number of crisis measures have been adopted in the Czech Republic restricting the activities of businesses. As a result of these restrictions, the affected entities may suffer damage.
The Crisis Act expressly deals with compensation for damage which is caused by crisis measures. Most of the measures, except for the initial ones, were declared by the state under other laws. Some of the measures were subsequently quashed by a court. The question is whether the affected businesses may now seek compensation for damage under the Crisis Act or otherwise, and what the results will be.