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World Feb 12Czech Republic in chaos after political infighting amid COVID-19 surge
The lower house of the Czech Parliament late Thursday refused the minority government's request to extend the state of emergency. Ministers have warned that will further worsen the situation and might cause the struggling health system to collapse.
Health Oct 29Central Europe sounds alarm facing a shortages of medics as virus surges
With coronavirus cases surging in many central European countries, soldiers, firefighters, students and retired doctors are being asked to help shore up buckling health care systems.
World Oct 23Czech PM asks health minister to resign for breaking coronavirus restrictions
The Czech Republic’s prime minister has called on his health minister to resign or be fired after he broke strict government restrictions to slow a record surge of coronavirus infections and visited a Prague restaurant.
World Oct 08Czech Republic tops record infection surge in Eastern Europe
The Czech government has announced further restrictions to contain the pandemic in the hardest hit-country in struggling Central and Eastern Europe, where a record surge of infections was also recorded in most other countries.
Health Jun 05European Union wants borders free of virus restrictions by end of June
The European Union's Home Affairs commissioner says Europe's free travel area should be running again by the end of the month.
World Dec 106 dead in Czech Republic hospital shooting
Prime Minister Andrej Babis told Czech public television the shooting took place around 7 a.m. in a waiting room.
World Nov 16Czechs use anniversary of Velvet Revolution to pressure PM
Protesters from across the Czech Republic attended Saturday’s demonstration, the second massive protest opposing Babis at Letna park, the scene of massive gatherings in 1989 that greatly contributed to the fall of communism.