Morning News: Wednesday, July 27, 2022

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  • Sales of electric appliances are reported to have skyrocketed as Czechs prepare for a harsh winter marked by a steep increase in the price of gas or its shortage. Salespeople report an increased interest in electric cookers and electric heaters. Coal or wood sellers are also overwhelmed with orders.


  • Hundreds of firefighters are battling wildfires in eastern Germany and neighbouring Czech Republic amid evacuations in tourist regions and residential areas. Seven firefighters were injured, four of whom had to be treated in hospital for smoke inhalation.


  • Almost half of the Czechs are planning to spend their holidays in the mountains, or at a campsite, according to a survey conducted by the e-shop. Approximately two-thirds of people plan to go hiking, and a quarter of respondents intend to spend the night in the countryside.


  • Czech lawmakers have approved a ban on the production and sale of single-use plastic items, including straws, plates, and cutlery, in line with European Union regulations. The measure will reduce the consumption of such items by about 1.77 billion units per year, according to an estimate by the Czech Ministry of the Environment.


  • Czech triathlete Petra Kuříková won the gold medal at a World Cup event in Ponteverda, Spain on Sunday. The 30-year-old athlete finished 13 seconds ahead of Germany’s Lisa Tertsch.

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