15 Pro DELPHINE´S PRESS REVIEW 9 – WHAT´S UP IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC?
The number of cases of Covid-19 infections has been rising through the whole week reaching 6202 cases Friday 11th . This will lead to new restrictions: from Friday 18th restaurants, pubs, hotels and sport facilities will have to close, and a night curfew from 11pm to 5 am will be instaured.
Czech government has been alerted by the Council of Europe’s European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) to put an end to segregation of Roma children in Czech schools. The commission’s report also underlines that Muslims and migrants are now the first target of racism and urges the government to also focus on identifying discriminations towards the LGBTI community.
2020 has been the wettest year for Czech Republic in a decade. It contrasts with the past few years, which were drier than the average.
Former president Vaclav Klaus and former health minister Roman Prymula will have to pay 3000CZK each (app. 115 euros) for not respecting health instructions. The former didn’t wear a mask during the celebrations of the Velvet Revolutions while the latter was seen in a restaurant that should have been closed during the lockdown – this event cost him his office in Health ministry.
Prague City Court has upheld a sentenced against two German tourists who tagged a Charles Bridge stone support in July 2019. The two brothers were sentenced to pay a 100,000 CZK fine each (app 3800 eur) plus the cleaning costs and were banned from entering Czech Republic for 5 years.