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Czech spirits ban after 19 people poisoned

15 September 2012 Last updated at 13:51 BST

The Czech government has taken the unprecedented step of banning the sale of all alcoholic spirits, after a series of poisonings left 19 people dead.

Bars, restaurants and shops across the country are banned from serving or selling any alcohol stronger than 20%.

Rob Cameron reports from Prague.