Top Czech News Headlines: Tuesday, March 15, 2022

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  • The Czech Republic has issued over 150,000 special visas to refugees fleeing from Ukraine faced with a Russian attack, 7,513 of them on Sunday alone, and Czech immigration police and assistance centres have registered almost 85,000 refugees.


  • The first two trucks with prescription medicine, such as efficient painkillers and antibiotics, will leave the Czech Republic for Ukraine this week, after half a million packages worth over 10 million crowns were donated to it by the producers, Deputy Health Minister Jakub Dvoracek told CTK on Monday.


  • Month-on-month, sales in retail (excluding motor vehicles) increased by 1.6% in January, including a 4.7% increase in fuels, 2.2% for non-food goods, and a slight decrease for food. Compared to last year, retail sales increased by 8.5%, of which sales of non-food goods increased by 14.8%, fuels by 7.8% and food by 0.4%.


  • Airbnb and has announced an offer of free, short-term housing for up to 100,000 refugees fleeing Ukraine. These stays will be funded by Airbnb Inc., donors to the Refugee Fund, and the generosity of hosts using the platform. Airbnb has pledged to host up to 100,000 refugees in Poland, Moldova, Romania, Hungary and Slovakia.

  •  The labour minister warned Czech employers against abusing the plight of refugees saying that attempts to do so would be heavily sanctioned. He said a number of dubious offers had already been registered and reported.

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