Top Czech News Headlines: Monday, July 11, 2022

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  • Three Czech tourists got stuck on Sunday morning in the mountainous area between the villages of Theth and Valbona in the Albanian Alps. Due to the steep and difficult terrain, the area where the Czechs were could not be reached by car, so they had to be rescued by helicopter.


  • According to the Ministry of Health, Czechia will receive 2,800 monkeypox vaccines purchased by the European Commission from the common budget, meaning the state will not have to pay for them. The EC purchased a total of 110,000 doses.


  • The Czech police detained further 35 illegal migrants from the Middle East in the Zlin Region close to the Slovak border this week, their spokesman Petr Jaros said in a press release. In the previous weeks, the police also detained dozens of refugees from the Middle East in the Zlin Region.


  • The Czech Republic should start aiming at the goal of adopting the euro as the national currency again as it would boost the economy, but the government does not plan euro adoption in this election period, lower house budget committee deputy head Milos Novy said on behalf of his party TOP 09. Novy said the euro and inflation are connected in many ways.


  • The Czech Republic has paid so far 19 billion crowns for vaccines against COVID-19, it donated vaccines for 270 million to other countries and vaccines for 190 million crowns were eliminated because of their expiry date, Health Ministry international section head Katerina Bathova told journalists.

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