PRAGUE (Reuters) -Czech President Milos Zeman was taken back to hospital on Thursday after testing positive for the coronavirus, his office said, just hours after his release following more than six weeks of treatment for an unrelated condition.
PRAGUE (Reuters) -The Czech government on Thursday ordered bars and clubs to close at 10 p.m. and banned Christmas markets in an attempt to stem one of the world's highest coronavirus infection rates.
PRAGUE The Czech Republic and Slovakia tightened restrictions on people who have not had COVID-19 shots on Wednesday to try to encourage more to get vaccinated and ease the burden on hospitals.
PRAGUE The Czech Republic will ban people who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 from access to public events and services from Monday, Prime Minister Andrej Babis said on Wednesday, and negative tests will no longer be recognised.
PRAGUE (Reuters) -Slovakia's hospitals are in a critical situation dealing with a surge in coronavirus infections and the government will approve measures on Thursday to limit access to services for unvaccinated people, Prime Minister Eduard Heger said.
PRAGUE (Reuters) -The Czech Republic's prospective new centre-right prime minister promised rapid change on Monday, after reaching an agreement among a coalition of five parties to form a government and oust Prime Minister Andrej Babis following an election last month.
PRAGUE (Reuters) -Hospitalised Czech President Milos Zeman expects to appoint opposition leader Petr Fiala as prime minister, he said in his first public remarks since the central European country's parliamentary election last month.
* New bank forecasts see higher CPI, lower growth
(Updates after governor's news conference)
PRAGUE, Oct 26 A tight labour market, high core
inflation, loose fiscal policy and a weaker exchange rate will
make Czech central bankers consider a 50 to 75 basis-point
interest rate increase when they meet next week after a 75-point
rise last month, Deputy Governor Tomas Nidetzky said.
PRAGUE (Reuters) -Czech police opened an investigation on Tuesday into whether senior aides to President Milos Zeman committed a crime by not telling the public or top officials that he is too ill to work.