Morning News: Wednesday, August 17, 2022

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  • Two Ukrainian soldiers injured in the war with Russia have arrived in Czechia for treatment. The patients are receiving follow-up treatment and undergoing rehabilitation in the town of Karviná in north Moravia, where they will spend at least a month.


  • Price rises in various sectors of the Czech economy continued to accelerate in July, according to data released by the Czech Statistics Office on Tuesday. Prices in the agriculture sector rose by 39.8 percent year-on-year and in the industry sector prices rose by 26.8 percent.


  • Czech parents have already submitted more than 200,000 applications for a CZK 5,000 contribution in child allowance since Monday, when the system was launched. The one-off payment applies to any children still under the age of 18 on 1 August and is intended to help mitigate the effects of rising prices on families.


  • Vlastimil Válek (TOP 09), the head of the Ministry of Health, wants to introduce one free antigen test per month from September. People could take the test even without a doctor’s request.


  • 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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