09 Lis DELPHINE’S PRESS REVIEW 4 – WHAT’S UP IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC ?
This week brought hope in the covid situation: the numbers of infected people decreased significantly compared to the last weeks, except for Wednesday, when 15 729 new cases have been reported (versus 11 549 on Friday). However, experts think the number of hospitalisations will be critical in the next days, before decreasing as well, if the dynamic stays the same.
- Foreign policy
President Miloš Zeman and Prime Minister Andrej Babiš congratulated the new President of the USA, Joe Biden, for his election. Both of them, along with other top officials, expressed their hopes in the strengthening of relations between EU and the USA, and said they were looking forward to working with the new administration.
The unemployment rate in Czech Republic has slightly dropped in October, at a level of 3,7% (versus 3,8% for the previous 3 months). The coronavirus situation may make this figure rise again, but experts are confident in this rise not to be too high.
Czech food banks have warned that they might run out of supplies in the month of November. A collection of non-perishable goods will be organised on November 21st to restore their stocks.
- Fun fact
On November 1st a man was caught breaking lockdown rules by the police in the city of České Budějovice. He was walking a stuffed dog and said to the police it was an “artistic joke”. He finally agreed with the police and went home without causing troubles.