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Gov't plans to buy 3 million doses of coronavirus vaccine

Brno Daily |
6 October 2020

The European Union has negotiated the bulk acquisition of the coronavirus vaccine with AstraZeneca, among other companies, and the Czech Republic is entitled to seven million doses. The Czech government has decided to buy less than half, to keep a reserve for purchases from other manufacturers. "Three million doses means we can cover 1.5 million people," said Prymula on Monday.

Czech AnecJoetal: How I didn't learn Czech

Brno Daily |
5 October 2020

As most expats in the Czech Republic soon realise, picking up the local language is no walk in the park, with fiendishly complex grammar and seemingly unpronounceable letters lurking around every corner. But if this is you, you're not alone! Brno Daily columnist Joe Emerson is here to sympathise.

Brno16 International Short Film Festival around the corner

Brno Daily |
5 October 2020

October 14-17 promise to be thrilling days for cinema lovers, as Brno hosts the 61st edition of the Brno16 International Film Festival. Founded in 1960, Brno16 is the oldest short film festival in the country.

New forecast sees continued decrease in real wages

Brno Daily |
5 October 2020

This year, the average gross wage will reach CZK 34,682 (EUR 1,276), and next year CZK 35,006 (EUR 1,288). As the inflation rate is expected to be 3% this year, the real decline in wages is forecast at 1.6% in 2020 and 0.9% in 2021.

Brno to Prague in one hour on a high-speed train? Feasibility study to be complete by December

Brno Daily |
1 October 2020

Shorter travel times, less traffic on the D1 highway, a reduction in CO2, more tourism, new jobs, and business opportunities. Those are some of the intended benefits of the high-speed train network (VRT) that Czech Railways want to build across the country.

Health minister indicates possible closure of secondary schools and limits on social gatherings

Brno Daily |
30 September 2020

According to the Minister of Health, Roman Prymula, the ministry's research suggests that secondary schools have become the most high-risk environment for the transmission of coronavirus. Prymula also indicated a plan to install new limits on social gatherings. The new measures against the spread of coronavirus will be announced over the course of this week.

Figurines of Janáček around Brno connect people with his music

Brno Daily |
29 September 2020

These days, pedestrians in Brno city centre might come across one of Leoš Janáček's life-sized paper figurines, which can connect them with the music of one of the most recognized Czech classical composers.

Draft budget for 2021 predicts deficit of CZK 116 billion

Brno Daily |
25 September 2020

Czech Finance Minister Alena Schillerova's first draft of the government budget for 2021 predicts a deficit of CZK 116 billion. However, this figure is anticipated to rise significantly due to costs related to the coronavirus pandemic. It also excludes the budgetary impact of planned reforms to income tax that are currently under discussion within the government. For these reasons, Schillerova anticipates that the figure will be revised further down the line.

Sharp rise in coronavirus cases among frontline healthcare workers

Brno Daily |
25 September 2020

The rising number of coronavirus cases among frontline healthcare workers is a challenge that could affect the health system's capacity to contain the pandemic. "We don't share the optimism that everything is ready," said Dagmar Žitníková of the Trade Union of Health and Social Care.

Dare to be captivated by the Serial Killer festival

Brno Daily |
24 September 2020

The Serial Killer festival will bring nail-biting stories of murder and mystery to the big-screen in Brno, with online access available for the whole Czech Republic. The Goose on a String Theatre will host screenings from September 25-27th.

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