5 Things First: The Top Czech News Headlines

Top Czech News

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. 

  • Outgoing Prime Minister Andrej Babis’s ANO would win the election to the Chamber of Deputies if it were held now with the gain of 29.5 percent of the vote, according to a poll conducted by the Median polling agency in November.

 

  • The group Chcípl PES will stage a number of protest meetings against the Czech government measures to combat the COVID-19 spread before the end of the year. Most of the events will be held in Prague.

     

  • Some school principals are planning to extend Christmas holidays for their pupils and students in view of the Covid situation, despite the fact the Ministry of Education does not envisage such a move.

 

  • The longest pedestrian suspension bridge in the world is currently under construction in Moravia. Called Sky Bridge 721, the structure is being built in the mountain resort of Dolni Morava, above the valley of Mlynsky Potok at an altitude of over 1,100 meters.

     

  • Nineteen percent of Czechs reject Covid-19 vaccination, with 14 percent fully determined not to get vaccinated, according to a November survey by the STEM agency. Another 6 percent of people are still hesitant to get the jab.

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