Top Czech News Headlines: Tuesday, May 10, 2022

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  • The number of Russian and Belarusian holders of the Czech humanitarian visas has significantly increased since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and mainly human rights advocates, independent journalists and activists receive the visas, Foreign Minister Jan Lipavsky said today.

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  • Prague will strip Soviet Marshal Ivan Konev of its honorary citizenship due to some of his problematic acts, such as the bombing of Mlada Boleslav, central Bohemia, after WW2 and the suppression of the 1956 protests in Hungary, the Prague Council approved today. The Prague City Assembly is yet to debate the proposal and make the final decision.

 

  • There were 59 new Covid-19 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the Czech Republic reported last week, and only 126 cases on Sunday, the least since August 2021. Weekends are always lower in numbers as the number of tests is also lower.

 

  • The Czech Republic’s foreign trade balance saw a deficit of CZK 13.8 billion in March, a drop by CZK 30.5 billion crowns year-on-year, according to data published by the Czech Statistics Office.

 

  • Unemployment in the Czech Republic fell by one tenth of a percentage point month-on-month to 3.3 percent in April. Nearly 244,000 people were out of work last month, according to official data released on Monday.

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