Have a great Tuesday! As of today, new quarantine rules apply. Have you already seen them? Aside of that, the Early Bird will tell you why Leonard DiCapiro's ex stood trial, what is currently going on with Britain, and it will also invites you to a breathtaking floating stage on the Vltava. Ok, let's do this!
At yesterday's press conference, the Minister of Health Adam Vojtěch announced fundamental changes in the rules for imposing quarantine.
"People who wear upper respiratory protection will not be quarantined if they meet a positive person who also has a face mask or a respirator."
However, people will need to monitor their health and any symptoms for ten days. Those who have had Covid-19 in the past 90 days and met an infected person will not have to be quarantined either. According to Adam Vojtěch, these individuals already have immunity built up to fight the infection.
After Brexit, the United Kingdom is in a so-called transitional period, when it is bound by EU rules until 31 December. The two parties are therefore seeking to negotiate a new trade agreement, which would enter into force once this period has ended. But the talks stopped. The United Kingdom has therefore prepared a contingency plan. New government law on the internal market.
The aim of this proposal is to ensure a link between England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Once the United Kingdom leaves the EU, these regions will have the power to lay down their own rules in areas such as food safety and air quality. However, the current form of the proposal has met with criticism from high ranking individuals of the government Conservative Party and former prime ministers and is in conflict with the agreement on resignation and thus also international law. Looks like it's about to be a bumpy ride!
Chinese economy is slowly recovering from the coronavirus pandemic. The National Statistical Office stated that retail sales increased by 0.5% in August compared to last year. This is the first time that China is in green numbers. Since the beginning of the year, retail sales have fallen by 8.6%.
An atmosphere rich in carbon dioxide and high temperatures make the surface of the planet Venus inhospitable for life as we know it. But astronomers have recently made a key finding! They found traces of phosphine in the clouds of Venus, which could signal extraterrestrial life. This gas is typically produced by anaerobic microbes on Earth. Scientists attribute the origin of phosphine to unknown photochemistry, geochemistry or life on the planet.
Don't miss this unique concert in one of the most beautiful sceneries in Prague! The Strings of Autumn Festival invites you to a floating stage right on the surface of the Vltava river between the Legion Bridge and the Slavonic Island, close to the National Theater and with a breathtaking panorama of Prague Castle in the backdrop.
Together with the Czech Epoque Orchestra, the British phenomenon Daniel Hope, a student of the legendary Yehudi Menuhin, will perform Vivaldi - Recomposed, a modern version of the Four Seasons by the British composer Max Richter. The world premiere will feature an adaptation of Smetana's Vltava at the beginning of the concert. For more information or ticket sale visit the official website of the Strings of Autumn festival.
An Israeli court sentenced supermodel and Leonard DiCaprio's ex-wife Bar Refaeli to nine months of community service. Her mother Zipi was sentenced to 16 months in prison. The imposed sentences have brought a conclusion to a several-year lawsuit for tax evasion. Both Bar and Zipi were supposed to withhold millions of dollars in earnings. The couple was also ordered to pay 2.5 million shekels, i.e. a little over 16 million crowns.