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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.

Top Czech FA official quits, others dismissed in match-fixing case

Oct 19 2020

PRAGUE The Czech Football Association dismissed its referee commission on Monday, including chairman Jozef Chovanec, three days after police raided the FA'S headquarters and other locations around the country and charged 20 people with corruption.

Czech finance minister sees 2020 budget gap below target, to keep taps open in 2021

Oct 02 2020

PRAGUE, Oct 2 The Czech central state budget deficit should come 20% below its amended 2020 target, provided the country can contain a new wave of coronavirus infections without shutting down the economy, Finance Minister Alena Schillerova said on Friday.

Czechs pay for summer of fun with new restrictions as coronavirus cases soar

Sep 23 2020

PRAGUE In June, hundreds of Czechs sat down along a 500-metre table on Prague's Charles Bridge to celebrate overcoming the coronavirus pandemic with little loss of life.

UPDATE 1-Czech central bank holds rates steady amid rising COVID-19 threat

Sep 23 2020

* Central bank says epidemic situation biggest risk to forecast

Czechs tighten measures as daily COVID-19 tally hits new high

Sep 17 2020

PRAGUE The Czech Republic reported more than 2,000 new COVID-19 cases in a single day for the first time on Thursday and tightened preventive measures after a surge in infections that is among the fastest in Europe.

Czechs order masks indoors as daily cases top 1,000 for first time

Sep 09 2020

PRAGUE Czech authorities ordered people to wear face masks inside buildings from Thursday as the daily count of new coronavirus cases topped 1,000 for the first time.

Czech Senate speaker leaves for Taiwan visit, angering China

Aug 29 2020

PRAGUE The head of the Czech Senate travelled to Taiwan on Saturday for a rare trip by a senior foreign official that has angered China, which considers the island a breakaway province ineligible for state-to-state relations.

Economic clout makes China tougher challenge for U.S. than Soviet Union was - Pompeo

Aug 12 2020

PRAGUE China's global economic power makes the communist country in some ways a more difficult foe to counter than the Soviet Union during the Cold War, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on a visit to the Czech Republic on Wednesday. | Video

Czechs to take major steps to relax virus restrictions

May 15 2020

PRAGUE The Czech Republic will take major steps to relax its coronavirus lockdown measures from May 25, opening restaurants, hotels and pools and allowing gatherings of hundreds of people, health officials said on Friday.

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