30 Lis DELPHINE´S PRESS REVIEW 7 – WHAT´S UP IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC?
Last Friday (27.11) has seen 4,458 new cases of Covid-19, which represents 1,350 cases less than the same day the previous week. The government has decided on Sunday that the decline was satisfying enough to ease restrictions as of Thursday December 3rd. Restaurants, shops and services can reopen but with some limits (open until 10 pm, only half of the capacity is allowed inside …) and the night curfew will come to an end.
A new suspected pollutant has been found in the Bečva River, which was the place of a major ecological disaster in September, when all living organisms were killed on a 40 km distance. A survey commissioned by Environment Ministry is currently taking place to investigate the worst environmental disaster of the decade.
The Czech TV series #martyisdead won an international Emmy award for best short-form series. It was the first Czech production to ever compete in the prestigious competition which awards the best non-American TV shows. The thriller series deals with the topics of cyberbullying, hoaxes and child psychology through the real-based story of the death of a 15-years-old boy.
A recent survey conducted by the bank ING shows that 35% of Czechs have started contributing to charity actions over the Covid-19 pandemic. These actions include helping in their neighbourhood (like shopping or walking their neighbours dog…) but also providing material aid to schools and hospitals, or sewing and donating face masks.
- Fun fact
Last Tuesday (November 24th) during a hunting game in Horní Planá, near Cesky Krumlov, a deer took a rifle with its antlers and went away with it. The police is still looking for the weapon.
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