Morning News: Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Czech news today

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  • The Central Bohemia Region has the youngest population of the regions in Czechia with 41.5 years, according to data released by the Czech Statistical Office (CSU). It is followed by Prague with 42.3 years. By contrast, the Zlin, Hradec Kralove and Karlovy Vary regions have the oldest populations, with the average of 43.6 years in all of them.


  • Drones have found again six places with increased temperature in the Bohemian Switzerland National Park, recently devastated by a huge wildfire, regional fire corps spokeswoman Lukas Marvan told journalists on Monday. The places are situated near the Pravcicka brana narrow rock formation.


  • ŠkodaAuto has announced a fall in profits of over 30% in the first six months of 2022, with operations strongly affected by the post-pandemic economic disruption and the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, which is the company’s second-largest market.


  • Filharmonie Brno will kick off the 23rd Špilberk International Music Festival this week. There will be four large concerts in the castle courtyard over the next 10 days.


  • The Czech minister of health, Vlastimil Válek, says the government is ready for a fresh wave of Covid-19 in the autumn but will not introduce any draconian measures to curb the spread of the virus. Mr. Válek made the comment on Monday at a presentation of the latest Czech vaccination strategy, which bears the slogan Let’s vaccinate for a life without fear.

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