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 2022-01-05 05:50 

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Over 10,000 new Covid cases registered for first time in weeks...

Some 10,169 new cases of Covid-19 were recorded in the Czech Republic on Tuesday. It was the first time in two weeks that the figure of 10,000 was reached on one day. There were 2,854 people in hospital, of whom 506 were in a critical condition.After a de...

 2022-01-04 13:16 

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EZ director warns EU taxonomy plan could complicate Czechia's energy transformation...

A key component of the European Green Deal, the taxonomy document aims to prevent greenwashing by providing a definition of what are environmentally sustainable economic activities. This can in turn be used as a guide for investors and provide energy comp...

 2022-01-04 11:57 

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US war veteran reunited with bracelet lost in Czechoslovakia in 1945...

Petr vihovec, a native from Marinsk Lzn, discovered the silver bracelet and other artefacts in October last year, when searching the site of a former prisoner of war camp with his metal detector.Apart from the bracelet, he also found a service ribbon with...

 2022-01-04 11:48 

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Four charged over selling fake Covid certificates...

Police in Vsetn are investigating four women accused of selling fake Covid vaccination certificates. Two of them worked at a vaccination centre in the Moravian town.The women are suspected of providing fake Covid certificates to over 70 people, for which ...

 2022-01-04 11:46 

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CT: Government may reduce Covid isolation to five days...

The Czech government is considering cutting the period people must isolate over Covid-19 to five days, Czech Television reported on Tuesday. At present those who test positive for Covid, including those who are asymptomatic, must stay home for two weeks. ...

 2022-01-04 11:18 

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Battle raging over compulsory vaccinations for high-risk groups...

Prime Minister Petr Fiala entered the coronavirus fray stressing that unlike his predecessor he would not issue impromptu orders and bans but would rely on the good sense and goodwill of the public. Since taking office, he has repeatedly appealed to Czech...

 2022-01-04 10:56 

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2021 rail deaths figure lowest in nearly two decades...

There were 205 rail deaths in the Czech Republic in 2021, which was the lowest figure in 19 years. The number includes people who died on the national train network, Prague's Metro, cable car systems and trolleybus and tram lines. It was 16 percent do...

 2022-01-04 10:49 

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Highest rise in Covid cases in fortnight as record infections predicted...

Some 9,333 new cases of Covid-19 were registered in the Czech Republic on Monday, the highest figure since December 21. The number of people in hospital with the coronaivirus has risen slightly to 2,811. Of that number, 535 patients are in a critical cond...

 2022-01-04 10:29 

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Weather forecast...

It should be mainly overcast in the Czech Republic on Wednesday, with an average high temperature of 4 degrees Celsius. Temperatures are expected to fall slightly in the following days....

 2022-01-04 10:27 

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Czech ice hockey team planning for Olympics without NHL players...

The management of the Czech ice hockey team will implement its "plan B" in picking a squad for the Winter Olympics without players from the NHL, coach Filip Pen told reporters on Tuesday. Pen said he had been preparing for a situation under which ...

 2022-01-04 09:14 

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Interior minister to look into protests against mandatory vaccinations...

Interior Minister Vt Rakuan said on Monday that he wanted to hold a survey among members of the police force to find out how many of them refused to get the Covid vacine and why. The statement came in the wake of news that over 3,200 members of the countr...

 2022-01-04 09:12 

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Omicron likely to be dominant variant in Czechia in 10 days' time...

Omicron is likely to be the dominant variant of coronavirus in the Czech Republic within ten days to a fortnight, according to the State Institute of Public Health. According to experts, the Omicron wave may bring up to 50,000 new cases a day and around 7...

 2022-01-03 12:45 

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Czechs mass buying holidays to Turkey amid lira crash...

Turkey's year-on-year inflation reached a 19 year high in 2021, rising by 36.08 percent. Noticing the country's economic developments, Czech tourists are now flocking to buy holidays in the Mediterranean state.Kateina Pavlkov, the spokesperson for...

 2022-01-03 12:06 

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Weather forecast...

Tuesday will be overcast around the country with persistent rain in places and day temperatures between 6 and 11 degrees Celsius....

 2022-01-03 11:57 

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Prague city transport to run on holiday timetables in January...

Throughout the month of January, Prague's public transport will run according to holiday timetables, which will mean an extension of intervals, especially at peak times. The reason for the measure, according to the Prague City Transit Authority, is a ...

 2022-01-03 11:54 

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Security forces against compulsory vaccinations...

Over 3,200 members of the country's security forces have signed a petition against compulsory vaccination of people in high-risk professions. The signatories among them police officers, firefighters, rescue workers and soldiers - point out that the re...

 2022-01-03 11:21 

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Survey: Most Czechs optimistic about upcoming year, but inflation concern very high...

Despite Prime Minister Petr Fiala warning that 2022 will be one of the "hardest since the formation of the Czech Republic", 59 percent of respondents in the survey were optimistic that the upcoming year will be better than the previous one. This p...

 2022-01-03 11:03 

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Supreme Court rejects appeal by German tourist who vandalized Charles Bridge with graffiti...

The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by a German tourist Benjamin Wittig, who, together with another man, spray-painted one of the pillars of Charles Bridge with graffiti in the summer of 2019. He received a yearlong suspended sentence, a fine of 100,...

 2022-01-03 11:02 

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Zdenk Nekula appointed agriculture minister...

President Milos Zeman appointed Zdenk Nekula agriculture minister at Lany Chateau on Monday. Nekula, who underwent Covid in the past fortnight, is the last of the 18-member cabinet to be appointed to office. He said his main priority would be to introduce...

 2022-01-03 10:38 

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Sporty start to New Year at pilgrimage spot...
 2022-01-03 09:36 

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Czech government mulls cutting Covid quarantine periods...

Countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom and Spain have cut quarantine periods for those who test positive for Covid-19.This is seen as the only way of avoiding critical labour shortages as the Omicron variant of the coronavirus surges.Unli...

 2022-01-03 06:44 

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Unseasonably warm weather breaks records for three days in succession...

Unseasonably warm weather has been breaking temperature records for three days in a row. Sunday's temperature of 13.4 degrees Celsius broke records at 74 of the country's 160 monitoring stations some of which have been operating for over a century...

 2022-01-03 06:42 

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Covid numbers dropping, but significantly fewer tests undertaken...

Laboratories in the Czech Republic registered 1,919 new cases of Covid 19 on Sunday, roughly 100 less than on the same day a week ago. However the number of tests conducted was also significantly lower, down by around 10,000. Some 2,640 patients are hospi...

 2022-01-02 15:37 

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Weather forecast...

Monday should be partly cloudy to overcast with rain around the country and day temperatures between 7 and 11 degrees Celsius....

 2022-01-02 15:27 

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Household expenditures expected to rise steeply in 2022...

Household expenditures are expected to rise steeply in 2022. Czech will have to pay significantly more for heating, electricity, gas and hot and cold water. The price of electricity will rise by 17 percent on average, the price of gas by 16 percent. These...

 2022-01-02 15:26 

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Compulsory vaccination in companies to be covered by health insurance...

The compulsory twice-weekly testing of employees in firms and institutions will be covered by health insurance, Prime Minister Petr Fiala told CNN Prima News on Sunday. The testing, which is to help curb the spread of Omicron, is to begin in mid-January t...

 2022-01-02 15:25 

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President to appoint agriculture minister on Monday...

President Milos Zeman will appoint Zdenk Nekula agriculture minister on Monday, Prime Minister Petr Fiala said following a New Year's lunch with the president. Nekula could not be appointed with the rest of the government due to a Covid infection.Prim...

 2022-01-02 09:01 

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Covid cases dropping, but tests down by half...

Laboratories in the Czech Republic registered 1088 new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, which is the exact same number as was registered on Christmas Day a week ago. However the number of tests conducted was lower by a half on the first day of the New Year....

 2022-01-02 08:50 

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First day of the year warmest on record...

The first day of the year was the warmest New Year's Day on record, according to data released by the Hydro-Meteorological Institute. The temperature reached 15.7 degrees Celsius in Kopisty in the Most region breaking the previous record of 14.5 degre...

 2022-01-02 08:33 

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PM tells Czechs to brace for difficult year...

2022 will be one of the most difficult in the country's modern history, Prime Minister Petr Fiala told Czechs in his New Year's address to the nation. He said the country would have to deal with the Covid epidemic, rising energy prices and soaring...

 2022-01-01 14:43 

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Senate chair appeals for decency and solidarity in facing challenges of 2022...

The Speaker of the Senate Milo Vystril appealed for decency and solidarity in tackling the challenges that the country faces in the New Year.In his New Year's speech, Senator Vystril said the country will need to deal with the coronavirus epidemic, in...

 2022-01-01 14:43 

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Weather forecast...

Sunday should be overcast around the country with day temperatures between 7 and 11 degrees Celsius....

 2022-01-01 09:44 

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Three Kings charity collection kicks off around the country...

The start of the New Year has kicked off the largest and most successful fund-raiser in the country. The Three Kings Collection, organized by the Catholic charity Caritas, involves thousands of volunteers, most of them children, taking to the streets dres...

 2022-01-01 09:42 

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Last day of 2021 brings increase in Covid cases...

Laboratories in the Czech Republic registered 4,992 new cases of Covid-19 on Friday, almost 3,000 more than on the same day a week ago. The health authorities say this could be due to fact that fewer tests were conducted over the three day Christmas weeke...

 2022-01-01 09:41 

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Hundreds see New Year in on Wenceslas Square...

Several hundred people celebrated the arrival of 2022 on Prague's Wenceslas Square with champagne and fireworks, despite the ban on fireworks in many parts of Prague. According to Prague City Tourism around 60,000 foreign visitors celebrated New Year&...

 2022-01-01 09:40 

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Czech Republic starts 2022 on provisional budget...

The Czech Republic has started the New Year on a provisional budget, which is expected to last until the end of March. This is because the Chamber of Deputies failed to approve the draft state budget for 2022 by the end of last year.The outgoing governmen...

 2022-01-01 09:38 

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New coalition government will ask for vote of confidence in January...

The Czech Republic has entered 2022 with a new coalition government which has pledged to tackle the Covid epidemic, energy poverty and a soaring inflation. The cabinet of Petr Fiala will ask the lower house for a vote of confidence in January. It has a co...

 2021-12-31 23:05 

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Radio Prague's Monthly Quiz...

On the first day of the month Radio Prague will announce the month's quiz question on this site. At the end of every month we will draw six winners from the correct answers received. Join our contest and win a Radio Prague prize! Answers should be sen...

 2021-12-31 23:05 

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"It was complete madness" Glen Emery's stories of '90s Prague...

You spent some years in the '80s living in Slovakia, because your dad was working there. What was that like?"Living in Slovakia in 1979, 1980? It was very, very strange."Especially for us. We were kids, my sister and I; she was 15 and I was 14...

 2021-12-31 14:57 

Radio Prague

Czech Radio stopping long, medium wave broadcasting at midnight...

Czech Radio (esk rozhlas) will stop broadcasting on long and medium wave as of midnight on Friday. Their stations will be available via DAB + as well as on the internet.Until now, the public broadcaster's Dvojka and Plus stations could be heard on med...

 2021-12-31 14:53 

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Covid cases continue to drop, but big Omicron wave anticipated...

Throughout December, the weekly total of Covid-19 cases has continued to drop. But health experts expect the rapid spread of the Omicron variant will see more people hospitalised.On Thursday, 5,749 new coronavirus cases were registered in the Czech Republ...

 2021-12-31 14:44 

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Weather...

Saturday New Year's Day should be mostly cloudy throughout most of the Czech Republic with rain expected in northern Movaria. Average daytime highs of 9 to 13 degrees Celsius are forecasted....

 2021-12-31 14:41 

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Football: Sparta crush arch-rivals Slavia 11-4 in New Year's Eve derby...

Sparta Praha crushed their arch-rivals Slavia Praha on Friday in the traditional New Year's Eve old boys' derby, scoring 11 goals while letting 4 through their own posts.David Lafata, who played for Sparta for six seasons, scored five goals while ...

 2021-12-31 12:16 

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New agriculture minister set to be appointed on Tuesday...

President Milo Zeman is due on Monday to meet the final candidate for a cabinet posting in the new government led by Prime Minister Petr Fiala.Zdenk Nekula, the likely next agriculture minister, was not appointed earlier because he had contracted Covid-19...

 2021-12-31 11:33 

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Prague Stock Exchange closes at highest value since 2008...

The Prague Stock Exchange closed the year at 1426.03 points, surpassing the previous high set in September 2008.The PX index gained 38.84%, the largest increase since 2005, while two new issues entered the market and trading volumes increased by 12.10%.Th...

 2021-12-31 10:26 

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A labour of love young German couple restore precious family legacy...

It is not uncommon in today's world for young couples to escape the hustle and bustle of city life by moving into a country home, that they slowly plan to renovate. But rarely is the house a castle and the owner directly descended from a family of pri...

 2021-12-31 10:24 

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1.74mn Covid cases, 24,000 deaths confirmed in Czechia in 2021...

More than 1.74 million coronavirus cases and 24,000 related deaths were registered in the Czech Republic in 2021. More than 8 in 10 people infected were unvaccinated.Ministry of Health data show about 111,000 Covid-19 patients were treated in hospital. Of...

 2021-12-31 08:40 

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Anti-Covid restrictions limit New Year's Eve gatherings...

For a second time in a row, Czechs will have to limit New Year's Eve parties and gatherings due to the Covid-19 pandemic.At most 50 people can celebrate together indoors, according to government restrictions. No more than four people can sit together ...

 2021-12-30 23:05 

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Czech hits of 2021...
 2021-12-30 13:03 

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Anthropologists reconstruct faces of two Great Moravian noblemen...

The remains of the two Great Moravian noblemen were found at a burial site in the heights above Uhersk Hradit - the location of a major local settlement at the time. Thousands of people were buried on the heights at the time, but Ms Vankov says that the s...

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