Top Czech News Headlines: Wednesday, March 30, 2022

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  • On Tuesday afternoon, the Chamber of Deputies approved a government request to extend the state of emergency in the Czech Republic until May 31st.


  • Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky has thanked Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala for supporting the Ukrainian people in their fight against Russian aggression and “the exceptional treatment of Ukrainians who [have] found shelter in the Czech Republic”.


  • Prime Minister Petr Fiala has tested positive for Covid-19, and is therefore not present at today’s meeting of the Chamber of Deputies, where parliamentarians will vote on extending the state of emergency.


  • Czech politicians have voiced their discomfort at the National Theater’s decision to cancel a performance of Tchaikovsky’s opera, “Cherevichki.” The cancellation of the opera piece in Czechia comes after a wave of anti-Russian sentiment gripped a number of Western countries.

  • The Czech Health Ministry has proposed an amendment to the government order on compulsory mask and respirator wearing among children. If approved, the amendment would make it obligatory for children from the age of 6 to wear masks.

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