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Slovakia follows Austria into lockdown amid record surge in COVID cases

Nov 24 2021

PRAGUE Slovakia's government followed the example of neighbouring Austria on Wednesday and ordered a two-week lockdown to quell the world's fastest rise in COVID-19 cases as the number of people sick in hospital reached a critical level and vaccination levels remain low.

Czech government looks to more measures as COVID cases hit records

Nov 24 2021

PRAGUE (Reuters) -The Czech Republic reported its highest daily rise in new COVID-19 infections on Wednesday as cases surpassed 25,000 for the first time and put further strain on hospitals, prompting the government to consider tougher measures.

Slovakia plans curbs on those unvaccinated for COVID-19 as hospitals fill up

Nov 16 2021

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.

Czechs, Slovaks report surge in COVID-19 cases, hospitals stretched

Nov 10 2021

PRAGUE (Reuters) -The Czech Republic and Slovakia reported fresh surges in coronavirus infections on Wednesday and again had to start limiting non-urgent hospital care to cater for admissions of COVID-19 patients.

Five Czech parties sign deal to form government, oust Babis

Nov 08 2021

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.

Hospitalised Czech president expects to name opposition head as PM

Nov 05 2021

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.

UPDATE 3-Czech central bank stuns with another huge rate hike to fight inflation

Nov 04 2021

* New bank forecasts see higher CPI, lower growth (Updates after governor's news conference)

Taiwan needs to beef up defence, seek more friends, minister says

Oct 27 2021

PRAGUE/TAIPEI Self-ruled Taiwan needs to strengthen its defences and, with just 15 diplomatic allies in the world, seek more friends on the international stage as it faces pressure from China, Foreign Minister Joseph Wu said on Wednesday.

Czech police investigate aides' silence on president's health

Oct 19 2021

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.

Czech police investigate aides' silence on president's illness

Oct 19 2021

PRAGUE, Oct 19 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.

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