Morning News: Friday, December 23, 2022

  • Ester Ledecká has been named Czech Sportsperson of the Year for the second time in her career. In a poll of over 200 journalists the 27-year-old finished ahead of tennis doubles pair Barbora Krejčíková and Kateřina Siniaková in second place and ice hockey star David Pastrňák in third


  • Health Minister Vlastimil Válek has reassured the public that the drug shortage situation is under control, Czech Television reported on Thursday. According to the minister, Nurofen and penicillin are already available again in some pharmacies.


  • The first rotation of Ukrainian soldiers trained at the Czech army’s Libavá military training ground in the Olomouc Region left on Thursday morning, the Czech Army announced via its Twitter account.


  • The ride service company Uber has won the bid to officially operate the taxi service at Prague’s Václav Havel Airport starting next year. The contract with the current operators, TAXI Praha and FIX, will expire in January 2023.


  • The number of children of foreigners at elementary schools in the Czech Republic rose by 7.6% in the past school year, to 30,543, not including the children of Ukrainian war refugees, according to data released by the Czech Statistical Office. At present, 3.2% of students at elementary schools are foreign, while 10 years ago they represented 1.8% of students.

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