Top Czech News Headlines: Tuesday, May 3, 2022

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  • The Usti police have busted a 32-member gang of large-scale producers of pervitin (methamphetamine) from medicines bought in Poland. The suspects face up to 12 years in jail if found guilty. In the latest raid, the police seized 9.5 kg of medicines that could be used to produce pervitin worth 2.5 million crowns.


  • Czechia and Slovakia have been preparing an agreement on the cooperation of their rescue services so that Slovak or Czech rescuers can help on the other side of the common border if needed, the Czech and Slovak health ministries said after their meeting in Bratislava.


  • The interior ministry wants the Czech Republic not to issue visas and residence permits to Russians and Belarussians even after the state of emergency ends and proposes that the cabinet be able to restrict the entry and stay of foreigners by its order in a bill released on the government website. The measure will exert pressure on Russia and Belarus and may help end the war, the ministry argued.


  • The Czech Republic issued 1,238 special visas on Sunday to Ukrainians fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine. This is almost 400 more than a week ago. In more than two months of war in Ukraine, over 320,000 Ukrainians have arrived in the country.


  • The City of Brno, together with the Brno Transport Company (DPMB) will deliver two trams and six trolleybuses to Ukraine. A part of the donation was symbolically accepted by the representative of the Kharkiv municipality, Alexey Yurievich Palant, on Komenského náměstí today.

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