Top Czech News Headlines: Tuesday, January 18, 2022

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  • The rules on Covid quarantine in the Czech Republic changed on Monday, requiring even those who are vaccinated to quarantine after coming into contact with a positive person. The rules on testing have also changed and now apply to all employees with some exceptions for medical and social-care professionals.

  • Snežka Mountain was hit by gale force winds reaching 126 km per hour on Monday, bringing to halt cable cars on both the Czech and Polish slopes. A high wind warning is in force across the Czech Republic until 6 pm on Monday.

  • Czech President Miloš Zeman says he will be at Prague Castle for the first time since being released from hospital last year on February 26. Zeman is now living at the Lány presidential residence near Prague.

  • From Monday, January 17, those with a completed course of vaccination will be entitled to up to five free PCR tests per calendar month, covered by public health insurance. Until now, only two tests a month were covered.


  • Last year, industrial producer prices increased by 7.1% on average. It was the highest annual increase since 1995.
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