Morning News: Thursday, September 22, 2022

If your day doesn’t start until you’re up to speed on the latest headlines, then let us introduce you to our new morning fix. 

 

  • The first Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines against COVID-19 adapted to the newer variants Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 arrived in the Czech Republic on Tuesday, the Ministry of Health informed CTK today. The delivery was of over 600,000 doses, and the same amount will arrive next week.

 

  • Czech Foreign Minister Jan Lipavský will address a session of the UN Security Council in New York on Thursday. His speech would focus on the current security situation, Russia’s intention to annex other parts of Ukraine, and the proposal to establish an international tribunal on Russian war crimes.

 

  • Prague Airport has managed a strong summer season without major complications. From June to August, over 3.8 million passengers were handled, which is one third less than in the record year 2019. Since the beginning of the year until the end of August 2022, nearly seven million travellers passed through airport gates.

 

  • According to the analysis of the Neviditelní (Invisibles) project, over a million Czechs are part of low-income households. Previously, they often lived paycheck to paycheck, and their situation has worsened significantly due to rising inflation. Approximately 1,153,000 people in the Czech Republic live in households that can be described as low-income.

 

  • Striker Patrik Schick, who plays for German club Bayer Leverkusen, has won the Golden Ball award for the best Czech footballer of the season for the first time in his career, the Czech News Agency reports.

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