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 2021-07-12 04:12 

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PM to propose further shortening interval between Pfizer / BioNTech vaccines...

Prime Minister Andrej Babi will propose shortening the interval between the first and second dose of the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine to 21 days, starting on Thursday 15 July. In a statement on Twitter the prime minister said the aim was to speed up inoculat...

 2021-07-12 04:09 

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Spain tightens restrictions for travellers from Czech Republic...

Spain has placed the majority of Czech regions on its list of high risk states for the spread of new mutations of the coronavirus. From Monday, people traveling to Spain will need to produce a PCR or antigen test that is not older than 48 hours, or a cert...

 2021-07-11 13:32 

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Weather forecast...

Monday should be partly cloudy to overcast with scattered showers in the eastern parts of the country and day temperatures between 24 and 28 degrees Celsius....

 2021-07-11 12:25 

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Seven bison escape from Tbor zoo during storm...

Seven bison escaped from the zoo in Tbor on Saturday after a falling tree in a severe storm damaged the fence of their enclosure. Five of them were located and driven back on Sunday. Two are still in the forest adjacent to the zoo, and the police have ask...

 2021-07-11 12:24 

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Activity of ticks at highest level...

The activity of ticks in the Czech Republic has reached the highest level on a five point scale, severely increasing the danger of contracting Lyme disease or Tick Borne Encephalitis, the Czech Hydro-Meteorological Office warned on Sunday. It urged people...

 2021-07-11 06:49 

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Reproduction number at its highest since January...

The Czech Republic registered 159 new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, which is 35 more than on the same day a week ago. The reproduction number has jumped to 1.35, at its highest since January 3.The rise in cases, particularly in Prague and Central Bohemia...

 2021-07-11 06:38 

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June 2021 third warmest on record...

This June was the third warmest in the Czech Republic since the start of monitoring in 1961. The average June temperature of 18.8 degrees Celsius was three degrees higher than the national average, the Czech Hydro-Meteorological Institute reported on its ...

 2021-07-11 06:36 

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Youth who spray painted Charles Bridge turns himself over to police...

The youth who spray-painted Charles Bridge late last week turned himself over to the police on Saturday following the release of video footage from a security camera where he was captured in the company of a young woman. Officers say they know the young w...

 2021-07-11 06:35 

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Two walk-in vaccination centres to open in Prague...

Two walk-in vaccination centres will open in Prague on Monday, one in Prague's main railway station, the other in the Chodov shopping mall. Prime Minister Andrej Babi said the centres, where people will be able to get a vaccine without needing to regi...

 2021-07-11 05:45 

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Forty years since opening of first section of main Czech motorway...

Czechoslovakia lagged far behind Western Europe in motorway construction and even today, with a network of 1,300 kilometres, it has a lot of catching up to do. In addition, many sections of Czech motorways are in poor condition. The modernisation of the o...

 2021-07-10 22:42 

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Famous Czech Musicals...

The musical is a very popular type of production in the Czech Republic. In fact, the first Broadway musical imported to the European continent was translated by the famous artistic duo of Ji Voskovec and Jan Werich and performed in Prague in 1948. In the ...

 2021-07-10 15:37 

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Weather forecast...

Sunday should be partly cloudy to overcast with scattered showers and day temperatures between 24 and 28 degrees Celsius....

 2021-07-10 15:36 

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Karolna Plkov hopes of winning first Grand Slam dashed by Ashleigh Barty...

Australia's Ashleigh Barty dashed Karolna Plkov's hopes of winning her first Grand Slam title in London on Saturday, beating the Czech in three sets, 6-3, 6-7 (4-7).The eighth-seeded Plkov didn't win a single point in the first three games and...

 2021-07-10 12:50 

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Lobyyist Roman Janouek ordered back to jail...

Lobbyist Roman Janouek who was sentenced to 4.5 years in prison in 2014 for a hit-and-run accident while driving drunk and later released for health reasons will have to return and serve the rest of his sentence, the High Court in Olomouc ruled this week....

 2021-07-10 12:50 

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Lobbyist Roman Janouek ordered back to jail...

Lobbyist Roman Janouek who was sentenced to 4.5 years in prison in 2014 for a hit-and-run accident while driving drunk and later released for health reasons will have to return and serve the rest of his sentence, the High Court in Olomouc ruled this week....

 2021-07-10 12:48 

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Police looking for young couple following damage to Charles Bridge...

The police have released a video of a young couple whom they are seeking to locate in connection with the damage wrought on Charles Bridge on Friday by an unknown vandal who spray painted the stone walls with blue graffiti. Officers are now inspecting the...

 2021-07-10 06:37 

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Czech javelin champion Barbora potkov claims her 21st Diamond League victory...

Czech athlete Barbora potkov claimed her 21st Diamond League victory in the women's javelin Monaco on Friday. The 40-year-old's throw of 63.08m was her best throw this season, placing her ahead of Poland's Maria Andrejczyk and Christin Hussong...

 2021-07-10 06:36 

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Four more Prague metro stations get mobile coverage...

Another four metro stations in Prague now have mobile coverage, Prague Mayor Zdenk Hib announced on Friday. They are the Vysoansk, Kolbenova and Hloubtn stations on the B line and Kobylisy on the C line of the Prague underground. 50 of the Prague metro...

 2021-07-10 06:34 

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Unemployment drops to 3.7 in June...

Unemployment in the Czech Republic fell for the fourth month in succession to 3.7 percent in June, which is two tenths of a percentage point less than in May. The decline is attributed to the revitalization of the economy following the relaxation of measu...

 2021-07-10 06:24 

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Visegrad group leaders call for inclusion of Western Balkans into Schengen...

At their meeting in Ljubljana, Slovenia, the prime ministers of the Visegrad group called for the greater integration of the Western Balkans into the EU, namely their inclusion in the Schengen zone. The Visegrad group, comprising the Czech Republic, Slova...

 2021-07-09 13:31 

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Chief Hygienist: Delta mutation particularly common among people returning from high-risk states...

Around 25 percent of coronavirus cases detected in the Czech Republic are of the delta variant and are particularly common among people returning from high-risk countries, Chief Hygienist Pavla Svrinov told Czech Radio's flagship station Radiournl on ...

 2021-07-09 13:07 

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Bill that envisions cutting benefits for people avoiding fine payments passes through lower-house...

The Chamber of Deputies passed a bill on Friday that would enable the state to cut benefits for citizens who have repeatedly failed to pay fines for minor crimes, such as offenses against public order, civil coexistence and property. Such funds would inst...

 2021-07-09 11:33 

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More than 50,000 children registered for coronavirus vaccine in Czechia...

Close to 51,000 children have been signed up for a coronavirus vaccine since registrations opened for people between the ages of 12 to 15 last Friday, news site Novinky.cz reports. Hospitals are reporting a relatively high interest among parents who want ...

 2021-07-09 11:25 

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Pundit: Latest anti-graft party Oath have big chance of winning seats...

"There are some natural causes, I would say."At every elections we get a certain amount of protest voters casting protest votes votes that are against something, not for something."Usually it's against the ruling parties: parties that are ...

 2021-07-09 11:14 

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Weather...

Saturday will see a mix of clear and overcast skies over the Czech Republic with temperatures ranging around 25 degrees Celsius....

 2021-07-09 11:12 

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Olomouc to stage world premiere of forgotten opera by Antonn Rejcha...

The Olomouc Baroque festival, which is now in its ninth year, is one of the main holiday events taking place in the historical capital of Moravia. The main theme of this year's editions is Travels, and the series of performances will take the audience...

 2021-07-09 11:04 

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Frantikovy Lzn - the greenest Czech spa town...

Frantikovy Lzn has nothing of the slightly chaotic character of most Czech small towns, which were often built with winding streets and in a hodgepodge of architectural styles. By contrast, the 19th-century buildings in the historical centre of Frantikovy...

 2021-07-09 10:53 

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Charles Bridge sprayed with graffiti...

Charles Bridge, Prague's iconic landmark, has been sprayed with blue graffiti, Czech Radio reported on Friday. An unknown vandal sprayed the word "sorry" on a pedestal of one of the statues located around the centre of the bridge. Several othe...

 2021-07-09 10:39 

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Army and veterans commemorate anniversary of Battle of Britain...

Representatives of the Czechoslovak Legionary Association, the Czech Army and of several other institutions gathered at Prague's Freedom Square on Friday to commemorate the 81 anniversary of the Battle of Britain.The battle for the control of Britain&...

 2021-07-09 10:26 

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Slovakia reopens all border crossings with Czechia...

Slovakia reopened all of its border crossings with the Czech Republic on Friday, Czech Television reports. However, unvaccinated visitors to the country are now obliged to undertake a 14 day quarantine upon entering the country, a response made by the Slo...

 2021-07-09 10:04 

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Labour Office: Unemployment fell to 3.7 percent in June...

The rate of unemployment in the Czech Republic improved in June, falling from May's 3.9 percent to 3.7 percent, the Labour Office announced on Friday. The number of people looking for work decreased to 273,000 in June, while the number of jobs on offe...

 2021-07-09 09:54 

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Powerful storms leave tens of thousands of households without electricity...

Roughly 24,000 households were cut off from electricity on Friday morning after storms erupted on Thursday night, with firefighters forced to respond to more than 1,200 emergency calls. Intense rainfall also raised water levels in several rivers, most ser...

 2021-07-09 07:42 

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"No end in sight" for inflation on Czech housing market...

Czech property prices thus grew by the fourth highest rate in the European Union in the first quarter, just as they had in the preceding period, according to data just published by the European statistics agency Eurostat.The chief analyst of SOB bank, Pet...

 2021-07-09 04:49 

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Plkov: First Grand Slam final in five years shows value of persevering...

After reaching the final of Wimbledon, Czech tennis star Karolna Plkov said many people had written her off when she had for several years failed to follow up a previous Grand Slam final at the US Open in 2016. The 29-year-old said, however, that she had ...

 2021-07-09 04:40 

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Unvaccinated must now present negative test at work after foreign trip...

People in the Czech Republic who are not vaccinated or have not had Covid-19 in the last six months must from Friday present their employers with a negative test after returning from abroad. Otherwise, under current regulations aimed at curbing the spread...

 2021-07-08 16:50 

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Plkov wins at Wimbledon to reach second Grand Slam final of career...

Karolna Plkov, seeded eight, has reached the final at tennis's Wimbledon after overcoming second seed Aryna Sabalenka 5-7 6-4 6-4 on Thursday afternoon. The Czech's victory over the Belarusian at the All-England Club has put her into only her seco...

 2021-07-08 11:30 

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State to issue Covid certificates to people vaccinated outside Czechia from Monday...

"I got the two shots of the Pfizer vaccine. I think it was in April and May of this year. Then I came back to the Czech Republic after I was vaccinated. Once I learned about this vaccine certificate programme, I tried to get one for myself. That is wh...

 2021-07-08 11:26 

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Former slate mines set to re-open in Moravia Silesia...

Slate mining in the Moravian-Silesian Region saw its greatest boom during the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Slate was used on the roofs of the most important buildings in Vienna and Prague, including the National Theatre. However, due to the cost and complicat...

 2021-07-08 10:47 

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Weather forecast...

It should be rainy in the Czech Republic on Friday, with an average high temperature of 22 degrees Celsius. Overcast skies are highs of around 24 degrees Celsius are expected at the weekend....

 2021-07-08 10:45 

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Makers of hit Owners complete new movie...

The makers of the huge hit Czech film Owners have completed a new movie, the comedy Extraordinary Event. The film, directed by Ji Havelka and produced by Marek Jenek, takes place on one day and centres on events after a train leaves a small local station....

 2021-07-08 10:44 

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Czech Center New York launches video talks on Czech National Gallery gems...

A new online lecture series entitled Highlights from the National Gallery Prague is being launched by the Czech Center New York on Thursday.The video talks are being presented by Veronika Wolf and offer in-depth looks at some of the most valuable works in...

 2021-07-08 10:10 

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Rutt and Palt help Tampa Bay Lightning retain Stanley Cup...

Czech ice hockey players Jan Rutt and Ondej Palt helped their club the Tampa Bay Lightning win the NHL's Stanley Cup on Wednesday. The two were also in the Lightning team that lifted the trophy last season and join six other Czechs, including Jaromr J...

 2021-07-08 10:08 

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Minister: Fully vaccinated Czechs don't need tests after inbound travel...

From Friday, Czechs who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 will not need to be tested or self-isolate, regardless of the country from which they are travelling, the minister of foreign affairs, Jakub Kulhnek, said on Thursday. Instead it will be ...

 2021-07-08 08:02 

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Czech government to discuss donating excess coronavirus vaccines...

The Czech Republic would like to send some of its AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine deliveries as a gift to a non-European state, Health Minister Adam Vojtch has told Czech Radio. The idea is set to be discussed by the government next week. Is not yet clear...

 2021-07-08 07:35 

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Coronavirus infections on Wednesday at double the rate of last week...

Wednesday saw 279 people test positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus in the Czech Republic, more than double the number of infections detected on the same day last week and the highest daily number of new cases detected since June 8. A total of 33 coronavi...

 2021-07-08 00:00 

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Ruling ANO party slips back into lead in latest STEM poll...

A newly released poll, conducted by the STEM agency in June, put Prime Minister Andrej Babi's ANO party at the top of a hypothetical general election result with 26.7 percent of the vote, 2.7 percent more than in the previous month.The Pirate and Mayo...

 2021-07-07 12:47 

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President Zeman to visit China next year...

Czech President Milo Zeman will visit China in 2022, the Czech News Agency wrote on Wednesday, citing Prague Castle. The announcement comes after a phone call between the Czech president and China's leader Xi Jinping, during which the two men spoke ab...

 2021-07-07 10:44 

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Weather...

Temperatures on Thursday are expected to reach up to 29 degrees Celsius in Bohemia and 36 degrees in Moravia. Rainfall is likely across much of Bohemia. Meanwhile, in South Moravia and the Vysoina Region, meteorologists expect storms....

 2021-07-07 10:40 

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Prague Airbnb market recovering but still way down on pre-Covid levels...

In recent years, Prague has become one of the most popular destinations for travellers making use of the Airbnb model of accommodation.However, the shared accommodation market has been severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.While in 2019, tourists in ...

 2021-07-07 10:36 

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Hamek: Slovakia to reopen border crossings with Czechia...

Slovakia has decided to open all border crossings with the Czech Republic by the end of this week and switch to random traveller checks, Czech Interior Minister Jan Hamek tweeted on Wednesday, citing his Slovak counterpart.Slovakia unexpectedly closed sev...

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