Tuesday news summary

Covid update

The number of newly confirmed cases of coronavirus infection continues to slow down, with hygienists recording 9241 new cases on Monday. It is one thousand less than a week ago, so the growth rate of those infected continues to slow down. However, the number of deaths is still high, there were 108 covid victims on Monday.

More help from abroad

The Czech Republic has held negotiations with the World Health Organization (WHO) for help in the form of additional health professionals. WHO is ready to provide medical teams that could help Czech hospitals. The information was confirmed by the Ministry of Health and the Czech representation of the WHO.

New highway tickets in a digital format

In less than a month, Czechs will be able to buy a new motorway stamp for the year 2021. This time no longer on paper, as has been the case for a quarter of a century since 1995, but for the first time in electronic form. According to Minister of transport Havlíček, the e-vignette system will start exactly according to the plan - on the 1st of December. However, there is still a problem with vehicles for disabled people, due to which it is not yet possible to launch an automated search and fine those who do not have the stamp.

Press conference on the e-vignette system will be held today at 12:30. More information about the system in English is available HERE.

Covid-accomodation program - last day to apply

Accommodation providers who want to obtain a state subsidy for the forced closure of their facilities during the first wave of the pandemic have the last day on Tuesday to apply for the Covid - accommodation program. The application can be submitted only by data box or via e-mail. The program started on the 11th of September, and was originally scheduled to end on the 30th of October. Due to the high number of applicants the deadline has been extended. 3.3 billion crowns are set aside for the program. More information on the program is HERE.