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Czech republic  |  September 19, 2012 08:00:53

Heger: Prohibition will continue to apply, the mitigation must arrange all parties


PRAGUE (MEDIAFAX) - Firefighters checks revealed 260 liters of alcohol, where the methanol concentration of 20 to 30 percent, 94,000 stamps intended for liquor were collected and have taken on a completely different place. Prohibition will therefore continue to apply, on Tuesday said Health Minister Leos Heger (TOP 09).

"I consider this the most important information and definitely not an option to ban alcohol sales in the near future mitigated or relaxed," said Heger.

In the afternoon, the Minister but his statements in the media added. In his words, take a few days or even a week before the emergency measures that will lead to the alleviation of Prohibition, all parties agree. "The problem is how to define safe alcohol, it is not easy," said Heger.

The Minister admitted that the more expensive alcohol would be safer. Income from the sale of alcohol may have health but, according to the chief priority over human health. "With the lessening of Prohibition is a bit hasty," said Heger broadcast on Czech Television.

The government will be at its Wednesday meeting methanol scandal to deal with. Minister but it is expected that it will discuss how the tragedy develops. What tools can serve to mitigate the prohibition of alcohol, but did not predict Heger.

Chief of Finance Miroslav Kalousek (TOP 09), however, in this connection, said that the government is trying to start successive steps in a matter of days the sale of alcohol safe release.

At present, the Ministry registered 22 deaths for which death is confirmed methanol poisoning, the other victims are waiting for confirmation autopsies.In hospitals, the 35 people in the last 24 hours the ministry registered five new cases.

"Finding 260 liters of alcohol with a high concentration at the level of weapons of mass destruction," said Heger.

Deputy Interior Minister Jaroslav Hruska, added that it was the alcohol barrels with a capacity of 30 and 50 liters, indicating that the police elaborates on the upper floors of the whole network metylalkoholové cases.

Heger Minister also mentioned that they found a total of 94,000 stamps, which were intended for official distillery, but never arrived at her. In addition, also pointed out that the two official producers had in their premises substance of unknown origin, which here had nothing to do. "On her identification with the work," said the minister.

Zuzana Fojčíková, Denisa Šindlerová, fojcikova@mediafax.cz

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