Top Czech News Headlines: Monday, January 10, 2022

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  • Thousands of people marched through Prague on Sunday to protest against compulsory COVID-19 vaccination for certain groups and professions. The protesters questioned the effectiveness of the current vaccines and reject the vaccination of children.

  • Interior Minister Vít Rakušan will propose a list of jobs (mainly social and health) that workers will be able to continue to carry out even if their antigen test is positive for Covid-19.

  • Sazka, the largest lottery company in the Czech Republic, had an exceptionally successful year last year. It paid out more than ten billion crowns to winners, with 62 million prizes, the highest in its history.

 

  • The Czech Republic will spend 2 percent of its GDP on defense by 2025. It also wants to establish a defense fund to finance the military.

     

  • The Czech state budget deficit swelled to a record in 2021, Finance Minister Zbynek Stanjura said on Thursday. it reached the amount of 419.7 billion crowns and adds to a fast-rising debt load that the new five-party government, has pledged to tackle.

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