5 Things First: The Top Czech News Headlines

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  • Pensioners and students can at the moment travel by train and bus at a 75% discount on the total ticket price.
    However, these transport discounts will soon not be valid because the future government of Petr Fiala is planning changes. Martin Kupka (ODS), a candidate for transport minister, confirmed the speculation.


  • Leading Communist-era dissident Petr Uhl has died at the age of 80. He was a co-founder of the Charter 77 human rights movement.


  • The Czech police have ordered Belarusian football chief Vladimir Bazanov to leave the Czech Republic by December 1, news portal Denik N reported on Wednesday. He and his wife were detained for several hours on Tuesday by migration police in the Moravian-Silesian Region after entering the country without a visa.


  • The monoclonal antibody drugs from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and probably also from Eli Lilly may not be effective against the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, Czech immunologist Zdenek Hel said on Twitter on Wednesday.


  • A total of 302 doctors for adults and 24 pediatricians met the call by the Doctors Help Czechia initiative on the first day and reported their readiness to start vaccination against Covid-19 in their offices, the initiative, whose goal is to speed up the vaccination.

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