Top Czech News Headlines: Tuesday, February 1, 2022

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  • Prague will place Alfons Mucha’s Slav Epic cycle of paintings in the Savarin Palace on Wenceslas Square for 25 years with a five-year option. The epic consists of 20 giant paintings, depicting Slav mythology and Czech history. The artist worked on its for 18 years from 1910.

  • New Czech Justice Minister Pavel Blazek has asked for the postponement of the debate on the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence till late January 2023.

  • More than three million people have got infected with COVID-19 in the Czech Republic since the epidemic outbreak in March 2020, and the latest 100,000 positive cases were detected in three days only, according to the Health Ministry data.

  • Tens of thousands of people whose vaccination certificate was due to expire on February 1st have been given an extra fortnight to get a booster shot. The government approved the 14-day period of grace in an effort to get more people to get their booster shot.


  • Czech billionaire Daniel Kretinsky is set to accept a takeover offer for Germany’s Aareal Bank from three financial investors, the Reuters news agency reported citing an unnamed source.

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