published: 15.09.2012, 12:10 | updated: 15.09.2012 13:34:42
Prague - Prague police have checked the bars in the city in which the man who was hospitalised with methanol poisoning on Friday stopped over and seized tens of bottles of hard alcohol in which someone evidently manipulated the stamps, representatives of the police told journalists today.
The poisoned man´s condition is improving.
Health Minister Leos Heger imposed an absolute ban on the sales of alcohol containing more than 20 percent of Friday evening.
He said the measure may in force even for several weeks.
Prague police have checked 1514 shops, restaurants and bars since Friday evening. Checks have also been held across the country.
The police will be returning to facilities that may be risky from the point of view of bootleg alcohol.
Nineteen people have died of methyl alcohol poisioning in the country since early September and tens of others are hospitalised. Some of the poisoned people have gone blind.
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