Top Czech News Headlines: Friday, May 13, 2022

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  • A large amount of ammunition from WW2, including 92 bazookas and more than 2,000 hand grenades, was found during excavation works near Unanov, a small village in Znojmo.

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  • A rare form of diphtheria has occurred in a woman in the Vysocina Region, who may have got infected from a domestic animal in her family. This disease was registered in Czechia last time in 1995 and is part of the obligatory vaccination scheme. Vaccination against diphtheria has been obligatory in the country since 1946.

 

  • The National Bank Board has decided to launch interventions on foreign exchange markets due to the significant depreciation of the crown in recent days. The move is to offset a longer-term depreciation of the crown at a time of high inflation.

 

  • Fuel prices in the Czechia have risen significantly for the third week in a row. The best-selling petrol Natural 95 has risen to an average CZK 44.25. Diesel is currently selling for CZK 46.44 per litre.

 

  • In the first quarter of 2022, 2.8 million guests were accommodated in accommodation facilities in the Czech Republic. Of these, nearly one third came from abroad, while the number of domestic tourists was 1.9 million.

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