23 Lis DELPHINE’S PRESS REVIEW 6 – WHAT’S UP IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC ?
The 500-bed military hospital which was settled in Prague hasn’t received any patient, and the figures suggest it won’t. That means that the number of people in hospital was lower than expected, but it has already cost approximately 26 millions CZ.
The government approved a rise by 600CZK in the Czech minimum wage : it will be of 15 200 CZK (577 euros) a month from January 2021.
In 1969, Karel Prager, a Czech artist, designed a 30 meters high pylon with a bronze statue in honour of Jan Palach, a student who set himself in fire to protest against the repression of Prague Spring. The statue was removed by the regime, and the pylone was left without indication. The intention of the artist was rediscovered recently and the statue has been put back at this place on November 17th 2020.
Palach pylon with ‚The Flame‘ sculpture. (photo: Raymond Johnston)
The annual report of Czech Hydro-Meteorological Institute states that the average quality of air in Czech Republic has been the highest since 2008 in 2019. This can be explained by the warmer winter which reduced the use of heating and by the rainy and windy weather. However, experts highlight the regional differences and show that air pollution is still a problem in public health.
The Prague Fringe Festival, a theatre festival, will occur online from Tuesday 24th to Sunday 29th . It includes “puppet theater for all ages, physical theater, multi-media performance and more, all streamed free of charge in high-definition video”. The events are either non-verbal, in English or with English subtitles, which make them foreigners-friendly.