Morning News: Monday, September 5, 2022

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  • An estimated 70,000 people protested in Prague against the Czech government on Saturday (3 September), calling on the ruling coalition to do more to control soaring energy prices and voicing opposition to the European Union and NATO.


  • US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin is due to arrive in Prague on Friday, September 9. The Pentagon chief will hold talks with Defence Minister Jana Černochová and Prime Minister Petr Fiala, focusing on aid to Ukraine and the current security situation.


  • The number of newly confirmed Covid-19 cases in Czechia dropped week-on-week on Saturday after increasing for six days, according to the Ministry of Health data. Laboratories recorded 378 new cases on the first day of the weekend, which was 62 fewer than on the same day a week ago.


  • Twelve people, mostly children, have been injured after a chair swing carousel collapsed at a funfair in Havířov, North Moravia on Saturday. The structure with seats rode up the central column to a height of about 15 metres.


  • The European Union will invite the future Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to the informal EU summit to be held in Prague in October, European Council President Charles Michel told The Guardian newspaper on Saturday.

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