Wednesday news summary

Some students are coming back to schools

High schools and universities are now reopening to a limited extent for pupils and students. Approximately 91,000 final year pupils and around 199,000 children from other years of secondary schools and vocational schools can return to a regime, where practical training for groups of up to 20 people will resume. With the same restrictions, practical lessons can be held for students in the last years of university.

Further adjustment to the measures

The Ministry of Health is preparing more detailed rules in the PES system for culture, sport and business. Minister Jan Blatný (for ANO) stated this on Twitter. The current table will not change, according to Blatný, this will additional, more detailed table for specific areas.

According to the Minister of the Interior Jan Hamáček (ČSSD), the situation with Covid-19 is not so clear that it is possible to say that the government will decide on another release on Sunday. It will depend on the next few days. The numbers are not falling as fast as the experts would like, stated Hamáček.

Broadcasting radio legend dies

Former television and radio announcer Kamila Moučková died at the age of 92. Moučková was the face of anti-occupation broadcasting in August 1968, when she bravely informed about the invasion of the Warsaw Pact troops into Czechoslovakia, even though the submachine guns of Soviet soldiers were aimed at her. During normalization, Moučková then faced persecution. She could not return to television until the 1990s after the Velvet Revolution.

"Orange the World!"

Employees of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic in Prague and at embassies, led by Minister Tomáš Petříček (ČSSD), have joined the UN campaign against gender-based violence “Orange the World!”, which takes place from the 25th of November to the 10th of December around the world.

This year's campaign under the slogan "Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!" Recalls the need to strengthen measures against violence against women, including financial support. Emphasis is placed on prevention and effective resolution of individual cases.