Top Czech News Headlines: Tuesday, February 15, 2022

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  • For the time being, Czech Airlines (ČSA) will not discontinue its flights from Prague to Kyiv. The carrier intends to continue monitoring the security situation in Ukraine and will react if it deteriorates. Some foreign carriers have canceled flights from European cities to Ukraine due to fears of a Russian invasion and the associated risk.


  • The Czech Embassy in Kyiv and the Consulate in Lvov will continue to operate, the Czech Foreign Ministry announced on Monday after a crisis staff meeting where the current situation regarding the tensions on the Ukrainian-Russian border was discussed.


  • Czech Foreign Minister Jan Lipavsky has tested positive for Covid. He is in isolation and is working from home, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Lenka Do has said. He is currently replaced by his deputy, Mr. Martin Dvorak.


  • The Czech Republic has registered over 3.4 million confirmed cases of Covid-19 since the outbreak of the pandemic in March 2020 and the latest 100,000 new confirmed cases occurred over five days.


  • Some 11.4 million tourists stayed in accommodation facilities in the Czech Republic in 2021, which represents a year-on-year increase by 5.2 percent.
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