Top Czech News Headlines: Thursday, March 31, 2022

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  • The Czech government prolonged the state of emergency over the influx of refugees from Ukraine until May 31 on Wednesday, but it was just a technical step as this was enabled by the Chamber of Deputies on Tuesday.


  • The Czech government is going to increase the national living minimum and the subsistence minimum by 10 percent from Friday. The living minimum is now CZK 3,860 a month for an adult living alone. The subsistence minimum is CZK 2,490 a month.


  • The European Commission will provide 70,000 vaccines to the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Moldova to vaccinate the children of Ukrainian refugees, the EU Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides announced.


  • The Czech Republic, which stopped issuing entry visas to Russian nationals in late February in the wake of the Ukraine crisis, has resumed issuing them to Russians who are the family members of citizens of the European Union and of the states within the European Economic Area (EEA).

  • 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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