Top Czech News Headlines: Tuesday, April 19, 2022

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  • The Interior Ministry is having problems finding accommodation for the several hundred Ukrainian Romanies who are seeking refuge in the Czech Republic. The problem is that they often come in groups of up to 30 people who want to stay together in one place and refuse to split up into different localities.


  • Health Minister Vlastimil Válek has indicated that he is prepared to do away with compulsory respirators in hospitals and care homes –the last places where they are still required -at the end of April.


  • Avast has stopped offering its products in Russia and Belarus. It has stopped all its marketing and sales activities in both countries. Avast is a Czech company that develops and provides software for cybersecurity pays an equivalent of CZK 50m per year on value-added tax in Russia.


  • The 8th Open House Prague festival is ready for the annual celebration of Prague’s architecture, this time taking place on May 16–22, 2022. On the weekend of May 21–22, the festival is set to open 101 buildings and spaces across Prague for free.


  • The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (MPSV) is launching a mobile phone app named “Smart Migration”. The app allows foreign residents to easily find answers in Ukrainian, English and Russian to common situations they need to deal with after arriving in the Czech Republic, including employment, healthcare, and education.

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