Main Czech News Headlines: Tuesday, January 11, 2022
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New Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala will meet his counterpart Eduard Heger, President Zuzana Caputova and Speaker of Parliament Boris Kollar on Tuesday during his visit to Slovakia. This is the first trip abroad since the elections.
Czech-Slovak director and screenwriter Dusan Klein, a Holocaust survivor, died on Sunday at the age of 82. Klein made his mark with a series of films about “adolescent poets”. Klein has shot dozens of detective novels and comedies such as Yes my dear friends (1989), a satirical story produced at the end of the communist regime, and also a television series.
Defense Minister Jana Černochová told a press conference that her priorities for 2022 include the recruitment of more soldiers (around 2,000) and greater attention to the training of future professional soldiers.
The Czech Republic said on Monday it would allow essential workers such as doctors and teachers to go to work after a positive COVID-19 test, the latest European country to ease restrictions to keep services running as cases are increasing.
Finnish, Latvian and Azorean citizens will be subject to stricter entry rules upon arrival in the Czech Republic, as the Czech Republic authorities have classified these territories in the dark red category.
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