Top Czech News Headlines: Friday, December 17, 2021

Top Czech News Headlines

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  • The drug molnupiravir against COVID-19 will reach the Czech Republic on Friday and its distributor is already accepting orders for it. Molnupiravir inhibits the replication of the virus in a patient’s body.


  • President Milos Zeman has invited Pope Francis to visit the Czech Republic in a letter on the occasion of his 85th birthday on Friday. The head of state as well as other Czech representatives have repeatedly invited the Pope for a visit.


  • Czech Pirate chairman Ivan Bartos will seek re-election at the nationwide congress, naming among his priorities the stabilisation of the party within its government role and more professional political and media strategy, Bartos wrote on the Pirate Internet forum today.


  • The Avenier company started distributing 300,000 anti-COVID vaccines for children aged from five to eleven to the pediatricians’ surgeries and some vaccination centres all over the Czech Republic.


  • Czech researchers have developed a biochip that is as fast as an antigen test and reliable as a PCR, the news site reported. The advantage of biochips is that they can be used repeatedly until the first positive result.

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