Monday, 28 September 2020
National | Business | Expats.cz

The Netherlands is the latest EU state to add the Czech Republic to its list of high-risk areas for Covid-19, the Czech Foreign Ministry confirmed on Tuesday. Previously, the Netherlands had only listed Prague in its list of high-risk regions.

National | Radio Prague

A team of scientists from Charles University and the University of Oxford have developed a new computer translation programme called CUBBITT. After testing how the programme compared with its human counterparts, the team published a paper in the prestigious Nature Communications journal claiming that it challenges the long-held view that computers can't translate as well as humans.

National | Fodor's Travel

Bohemia is a fairy-book land of turreted castles and stately monasteries, sunflower meadows and ancient pine forests. The Bohemian spirit is alive and well in Neratov, a formerly abandoned village that has rebuilt itself as a popular tourist destination and self-sufficient community where people with disabilities live life on their own terms.

National | Radio Prague

The newly appointed health minister, Roman Prymula, gave his first press briefing in office on Tuesday, telling Czechs things were likely to get worse before they got better and urging them to pull together to help overcome the coronavirus crisis.

National | Brno Daily

Germany is likely to add the whole Czech Republic to its list of "high-risk" countries on Wednesday, according to Czech Foreign Minister Tomáš Petříček. This means that anyone entering Germany from the Czech Republic will need to present a negative test or enter quarantine.

National | Prague Daily Monitor

The week promises to be warm, however, during the upcoming weekend, those residing in the Czech Republic will experience fall temperatures. The autumn equinox will begin and will bring the first snow to the mountains.

Prague | Expats.cz

New Year's Day fireworks will again take place at Folimanka park under the auspices of the Prague 2 district.

National | Business | Expats.cz

The Czech Foreign Ministry has introduced a new requirement for travelers coming in to the country from abroad to fill out a Passenger Locator Form as of Monday, September 21. The requirement only applies to passengers who have recently stayed in a country that is not included in the Foreign Ministry's list of safe destinations, with some exceptions.

National | Business | Reuters

The new Czech health minister said on Tuesday tighter restrictions on bars and public events were imminent after his predecessor resigned following a doubling of Covid-19 infections in the country over the past three weeks.

Politics | Prague Daily Monitor

The Health Minister Adam Vojtěch announced his resignation yesterday. He will be replaced by epidemiologist and former director of the Hradec Králove University Hospital Roman Prymula. President Miloš Zeman already agreed with the decision. Vojtěch announced his resignation saying is willing to give space to the new solutions for the containment of Covid-19. Last Thursday, the number of infected people exceeded 3000 cases.

Prague | Prague Daily Monitor

Due to the concerning epidemiological situation, the Mayor of Prague, Zdeněk Hřib, urged the citizens to continue downloading the eRouška mobile tracking application. The Mayor also reported preparing a big marketing campaign aimed at limiting the spread of Covid-19.

National | Brno Daily

A new law banning the cage breeding of hens has been approved by the Chamber of Deputies and will come into effect from 2027, earlier than a proposed EU-wide ban. Meanwhile, the next generation of Czech farmers are taking matters into their own hands to clean up the industry.

Prague | Business | Expats.cz

New Europe-wide regulations for short-term accommodation rentals are planned, as existing rules are insufficient to regulate the digital economy. Representatives of Prague and other major European cities met with European Commission Vice-President Margrethe Vestager to seek help in regulating short-term accommodation services, such as Airbnb.

National | Business | SchengenVisaInfo

The Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs has updated the rules of entry for unmarried partners of Czech citizens, by also permitting entry into the country for the unmarried partners of EU citizens residing in Czechia.

Prague | Prague Daily Monitor

The El Camino Leads to Prague: Meet Prague's patron saint of Spanish tapas.