Top Czech News Headlines: Monday, January 24, 2022

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  • The Health Ministry opened the registration for the booster COVID vaccine doses for children over 12 on Monday, January 24. They can get the booster at vaccination points and the pediatricians’ surgeries five months after the complete vaccination.

  • The crime rate dropped in the Czech Republic again last year when police registered 153,233 offenses, 7 percent fewer than in 2020, while the clearance rate increased by 1 percent to 57.3 percent. Last year, the police registered 105 murders, five of which have not been cleared up yet.

  • Mathematician and businessman Karel Janecek, 48, will contest the post of Czech president and plans to collect signatures on the petition for his candidacy. He said he would like to offer to voters a vision of the free, successful and prosperous Czech Republic that may serve as a model for Europe and the world.

  • The Covid-19 epidemic is expected to culminate in the Czech Republic this week, said Health Minister Vlastimil Válek. At the end of the week, the number of new cases could reach 80,000.


  • The Czech Republic placed 19th in the latest Social Risk Index put together by global credit insurer Euler Hermes, which measures political and economic stability across the world.

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