Top Czech News Headlines: Thursday, July 7, 2022

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  • According to the Czech Vaccination Society, people over the age of 60, as well as those over the age of 12 who have weakened immunity and health workers, should take a fourth vaccine dose against Covid-19. Relevant booster shots should become available from mid-August.


  • A Czech mountaineer died in the early hours of Wednesday morning in the Italian Alps while ascending the Ortles Mountain, the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed.


  • EU energy ministers will meet on July 26 to discuss how the bloc will cope with the Russian gas crisis in the coming winter, the Czech Republic presidency said on Wednesday as part of its rotating presidency of the European Union.


  • Award-winning artist Kateřina Šedá has launched an online database where anyone can submit bad habits. The project was launched on the occasion of the 200th birth anniversary of the founder of genetics, Gregor Johann Mendel. One can report their own bad habits, their friends’ and relatives’ habits and even national habits and features typical for all Czechs.


  • PM Petr Fiala expressed himself in favour of the Czech Republic adopting an energy sector tax, that would be mainly aimed at energy companies, saying that “it would be an expression of solidarity at a time when many people are facing extremely high energy prices.”

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