Top Czech News Headlines: Thursday, January 6, 2022

Top Czech News Headlines

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  • Some 42,000 young people aged 18 to 29 years registered for the booster COVID vaccine dose in Czechia on Tuesday, the first day when they could do so already in five months after the complete inoculation instead of six months.

  • The salaries of Czech politicians, judges and prosecutors should be on same level as last year as of February, Prime Minister Petr Fiala told journalists after a cabinet meeting that approved the bill on Wednesday.

  • Fourteen senators have signed a motion to abolish the directive on the mandatory COVID-19 vaccination of some professional groups and seniors over 60 in Czechia. They argued that the directive is in contrast with the Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms.


  • A record number of Czechs, more than 713,000, switched their electricity supplier in 2021. The high number is a consequence of the bankruptcy of the country’s largest alternative energy supplier Bohemia Energy.


  • The Czech government decided on Wednesday to cut isolation restrictions for those testing positive for COVID-19 from 14 to five days, and also similarly shortened quarantine time for close contacts of infected people. The measure will become effective Jan. 11
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