Friday, 20 November 2020

Brno Daily

Czech Interior Minister Jan Hamacek tested positive for coronavirus

Brno Daily |
22 October 2020

Czech Interior Minister Jan Hamacek has tested positive for coronavirus and is now self-isolating at home. He continues to work from home, he has announced on Twitter yesterday.

This week to see pleasant rise in temperature, up to 18°C

Brno Daily |
20 October 2020

After a cold and rainy period, a warm southern current will arrive in the Czech Republic, bringing afternoon highs of up to 18°C. Another change in the weather, bringing precipitation, will come with the crossing of a cold front on Friday.

Inflation still high at over 3% but expected to fall next year

Brno Daily |
20 October 2020

Third-quarter inflation was 3.3% higher than last year, mainly due to increases in holidays, tobacco and spirits. There are, however, signs that it has peaked and when the full economic impact of coronavirus is felt, will fall next year closer to the target 2%.

"Stories of Our Neighbours" – Brno schools come together to record history

Brno Daily |
19 October 2020

"Stories of Our Neighbours", an educational project created by the non-profit organization Post Bellum, has recorded the memories of almost 1,500 eyewitness all over the Czech Republic since its creation eight years ago. Last week, Brno city councillors recommended that CZK 280,000 from the city budget for 2020 should go to support schools participating in this project.

Foreign trade heavily affected by coronavirus shockwave

Brno Daily |
19 October 2020

The negative impact of the coronavirus pandemic on foreign trade is becoming more evident, with preliminary results on the balance of trade for the first eight months of the year pointing to a CZK 41.6 billion drop compared to the same period of 2019.

Masaryk University launches app to streamline volunteering efforts

Brno Daily |
16 October 2020

Masaryk University (MUNI) has launched an app for volunteers to offer their services to people in need during the pandemic crisis. Volunteers can see an overview of requests and decide how and when they can help. The MUNI Pomáhá (MUNI Helps) app is available in both Czech and English.

Social media: Are Czechs less afraid to share their personal data?

Brno Daily |
16 October 2020

A survey conducted by Eurostat revealed that in 2019 only 14% of Czechs claimed to have avoided providing personal information to social or professional network services due to security concerns. The study surveyed EU citizens aged between 16 and 74 and found that Europe-wide the figure was one in four.

Brno student launches website for finding stray dogs

Brno Daily |
15 October 2020

A computer science student in Brno has launched a website which owners can use to find their lost dogs. The website has been in operation for just a few weeks but has been commended by police and veterinarians.

In Photos: Brno landmarks lit up for culture

Brno Daily |
14 October 2020

Theatres in Brno joined the #Kulturunezastavíš initiative on Monday evening. The facades of cultural landmarks across the Czech Republic were illuminated as a symbol of the importance of culture in public lives.

Survey: Most Czechs change their facemask once a day

Brno Daily |
13 October 2020

A recent study was carried out in the Czech Republic to investigate public opinion about wearing facemasks. The study found that one in ten Czechs feel their masks are functional for the whole day and only 16% of people change their mask after each time they use it.

Syndicate content