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Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, half of the single parents have been solving their financial problems by reducing the food supplies according to the latest research. 1026 people participated in the research organized by the STEM research and Single Mothers’ Club in January. “Single women are at risk of financial problems significantly more often than the general population. The effects of the crisis may be more significant and may multiply,” Jitka Uhrová, the STEM’s spokeswoman, stated. The whole tendency varies: some families experienced troubles since the beginning of the pandemic while others didn’t encounter any problems with the budget. More than half of the respondents – 62 percent – experienced financial troubles while the usual numbers vary aroundRead more.

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Prime Minister Andrej Babiš fired Jan Blatný who was the Minister of Health for the last five months, causing questions as to whether Blatný was removed from the cabinet because of his reluctance to use Sputnik V. Petr Arenberger, the director of the University Hospital in Královské Vinohrady, became the fourth Minister of Health since the beginning of the pandemic. President Miloš Zeman stated that Blatný’s removal from the office happened due to his negative attitude towards the Russian and Chinese COVID-19 vaccines. “It is good to realize that anyone who does this is harmful to the Czech Republic and bears shared responsibility for the the people who are dying because of the lack of vaccines and the slow vaccinationRead more.

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Zoos and botanical gardens will open from April 12, as confirmed by the Minister of Industry and Trade, Karel Havlíček. The Minister of the Interior Jan Hamáček suggested that stores, services, and outdoor gardens of restaurants might open by the end of April. However, the particular schedule is not settled yet.  Zoos and botanical gardens will be allowed to fill up 20 percent of their capacity. They have been closed since the end of December. Previously, the Prague Zoo reported huge losses in the budget, which will allow it to survive only until the end of April. Hamáček confirmed the Prime Minister’s words about the state of emergency: there’s no plan to extend it, and the ban on movement andRead more.