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New Czech Government measures to fight coronavirus proliferation (as of 22 June 2020)

The Government of the Czech Republic has taken the following measures due to coronavirus proliferation during its meeting on 22 June 2020: 

1) A program called "COVID - Cultural and Creative Industries", to which CZK 1 billion will be allocated, has been approved. The money will be used, for example, to cover 50 percent of the costs (up to a maximum of CZK 5 million) for the organizers of cultural events, which have been either cancelled or postponed due to the coronavirus crisis. Small and medium-sized enterprises in the creative industries will be supported in the form of subsidies and creative vouchers;

2) the validity of residence permits in the Czech Republic on the basis of short-term work or seasonal visas and work permits for foreigners from third countries has been extended until 16 September 2020. The reason for further extension of work permits and visas of foreigners from third countries, is the worsened epidemiological situation in their countries of origin, e.g. Ukraine, where there is still a large incidence of new cases of covid-19 and at the same time these employees are very important for Czech employers.