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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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Minister of Interior Jan Hamáček said a gradual relaxation of restrictions starting in the next few weeks is in the cards when appearing on CNN Prima NEWS. First on the list is to get children back in school, which is happening for the youngest primary students on April 12. Then, Hamáček says “there should be a relaxation in the gardens, shops and sports. A number of activities will gradually start to be allowed.”  He also hinted that children’s clothing stores will be open in the foreseeable future, saying “I can’t give the exact date, but a rough estimate is probably at the turn of April and May.” However, the Czech official says that masks and respirators will probably stay withRead more.