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Czech nuclear plant expansion may be delayed amid concerns of opposition, secret services

Nov 24 2020

PRAGUE A tender to decide who builds a new unit at a Czech nuclear power plant may face delays after security services and opposition parties raised concerns about the possible participation of bidders from China and Russia, officials said.

Czech nuclear plant expansion may be delayed amid concerns of opposition, secret services

Nov 24 2020

PRAGUE, Nov 24 A tender to decide who builds a new unit at a Czech nuclear power plant may face delays after security services and opposition parties raised concerns about the possible participation of bidders from China and Russia, officials said.

Two thirds of Slovaks joined widely-watched blanket COVID test, 1% positive

Nov 02 2020

TRENCIN, Slovakia More than 3.6 million Slovaks - two thirds of the population - took part in a widely-watched nationwide coronavirus testing programme over the weekend, Prime Minister Igor Matovic said on Monday.

Slovakia orders partial lockdown, plans nationwide testing

Oct 22 2020

PRAGUE Slovakia will shut most of its schools and require the population to stay home apart from work, essential shopping and nature trips, in a partial lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Igor Matovic said on Thursday.

Czech government shuts shops, curbs movement to stem COVID-19 surge

Oct 21 2020

PRAGUE The Czech government on Wednesday ordered most shops and services to close and sought to limit movement to essential trips only to curb Europe's fastest growth in new coronavirus infections.

Worried European nations revive curfews, lockdowns amid 'exponential growth' in virus

Oct 15 2020

PARIS/PRAGUE France imposed curfews while other European nations are closing schools, cancelling surgeries and enlisting student medics as overwhelmed authorities face the nightmare scenario of a COVID-19 resurgence at the onset of winter. | Video

Czech hospitals ramp up COVID wards to cope with Europe's biggest surge

Oct 14 2020

SLANY/PRIBRAM, Czech Republic Czech hospitals are converting general wards into COVID-19 units and cancelling non-urgent procedures to cope with a surge in patients, as the number of hospitalised reaches six times the peak seen during the first wave of the virus. | Video

No opera, gatherings limited: Czechs tighten measures against COVID surge

Sep 30 2020

PRAGUE The Czech government on Wednesday called a state of emergency from Monday and imposed measures including limiting gatherings and banning musicals and opera to combat a huge surge of the coronavirus before it overwhelms the health system.

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