Top Czech News Headlines: Friday, May 27, 2022

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  • The state of emergency that has been in effect in Czechia since March 4 in connection with the refugee wave from Ukraine will last 119 days, until the end of June, the coalition government of Petr Fiala confirmed on its website today.


  • British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss will visit the Czech Republic on Friday to attend commemorative events marking the 80th anniversary of the Anthropoid Operation killing high-ranking Nazi officer Reinhard Heydrich and meet her Czech counterpart Jan Lipavsky.


  • The National Institute of Public Health (SZÚ) has confirmed three further cases of monkeypox in the Czech Republic, bringing the total number up to five. According to the hygienists, all of the individuals live in Prague. The SZÚ stated that all five cases are of a milder variant.


  • Czech National Football Team striker Patrik Schick, who has been playing for Bayer Leverkusen since 2020, has extended his contract with the Bundesliga side until the summer of 2027, the team has announced on its website.


  • Tomáš Zima, the former rector of Charles University, has told daily Deník that he intends to run for the office of Czech President. The statement was made in an interview which is set to be published on Friday.

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