5 Things First: The Top Czech News Headlines

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If your day doesn’t start until you’re up to speed on the latest headlines, then let us introduce you to our new morning fix. 

  • Over 2,500 people gathered on Prague’s Letna plain on Sunday to protest against the Covid restrictions imposed and call for an end of discrimination of people not vaccinated against Covid.

 

  • Health Minister Adam Vojtěch has Covid and has gone into self-isolation for a fortnight and he is expected to attend Monday’s government session online.

     

  • “It is necessary to raise the COVID vaccination capacities and open new vaccination centres in Prague and Brno”, PM Andrej Babis said, adding that some 107,000 people are registered for a jab now, while thousands queue every day at the jab points where no registration is needed beforehand.

 

  • Petr Fiala (ODS) has been formally appointed as the new Prime Minister of the Czech Republic. “President Miloš Zeman has appointed me Prime Minister. Change is near,” said Fiala.

     

  • Ski resorts are working on the upcoming season, introducing new measures to prevent the spread of Covid. The price of ski passes will also rise due to inflation and rising energy prices.

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