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The Prague centre of assistance to refugees from Ukraine has registered 18,602 so far, Prague Mayor Zdenek Hrib said on Twitter. A total of 218 people were taken by coaches to the other centres outside Prague.
The staff members of the closed Czech consulates general in St Petersburg and Yekaterinburg in Russia were evacuated to the Czech Republic. Their work terminated on March 7, the Minister of Interiors said.
- Transport in all connections and zones in Brno and South Moravia will be free of charge for Ukrainian refugees. This measure was approved by regional councillors at an extraordinary meeting on 7 March.
Refugees from Ukraine will soon be able to work in the Czech Republic without a labour permit, under a bill approved by the government on Wednesday. The state would provide CZK 5,000 to all refugees.
From Monday it will only be required to wear respirators in the Czech Republic on public transport and at health and social care facilities.