5 Things First: The Top Czech and World News Headlines

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  • The COVID-19 incidence has been rising across the entire Czech Republic that now reports 32 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the past seven days, three more than a week ago, while the worst situation is in Prague and the Karlovy Vary Region, the Health Ministry’s data show.

  • The Czech Republic is in a situation in which Poland shows contempt for a court decision and refuses to pay fines for its continued illegal mining, the Czech Greenpeace and Frank Bold expert group said about the Czech-Polish dispute over the Turow mine. The Czech Republic does not have guarantee that Poland may abide by its commitments.

  • The Czech Republic´s central bank has significantly increased its key interest rate by three quarters of a point to 1.50%, in an effort to tame soaring inflation as the economy rebounds from the coronavirus pandemic. Thursday´s move was the biggest single hike of the rate since 1997 and the third increase in as many months.


  • The first world fair to be held in the Middle East, Expo 2020 Dubai, opened on Thursday with a lavish ceremony of fireworks, music and messaging about the power of global collaboration for a more sustainable future. Dubai is hoping to boost its economy by attracting 25 million business and tourist visits to the world fair.

  • More than two thousand British gas stations were still dry on Thursday due a shortage of truck drivers which was starting to disrupt deliveries to pharmacies, while farmers warned a lack of butchers could lead to a massive cull of pigs.

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