The Czech Republic’s chief public health officer has tested positive for the new coronavirus and isolated herself at home, a health ministry spokeswoman said on Wednesday, as infections accelerated across the central European country. Jarmila Razova has spearheaded the government’s efforts to curb the virus since taking her job in March. She has been in close contact with PM Andrej Babis and other top government officials.Continue Reading

Czech car production fell by 32.6% in the first half of this year to 503,615 cars as the new coronavirus pandemic hit the sector, Czech Automotive Industry Association (AIA) said on Monday. In June alone, production dropped 17.1% to 103,934 cars, as car makers returned to more standard operations after full closures earlier in the spring.Continue Reading