Friday, 3 July 2020
National | Radio Prague

From Wednesday it will only be compulsory to wear facemasks at health facilities in most parts of the Czech Republic. However, coronavirus measures will be intensified rather than eased in an area in the east of the country hit by a spike in new cases in recent days.

National | Brno Daily

Yesterday, the Czech Health Minister Adam Vojtech announced that the United Kingdom would from now be recategorised as a "green zone" country, meaning no restrictions on those entering the Czech Republic from that country.

National | Expats.cz

The Czech government will discuss denouncing a 1976 agreement with the United Kingdom on cooperation in medicine and health that guaranteed free treatment for British citizens. In recent years, the Czech side has been spending more to care for UK citizens than the UK spends on Czechs.

National | Expats.cz

From full-on hate to friendly curiosity, expats of color open up about their experiences living in Prague.

National | Reuters

The daily number of new coronavirus cases in the Czech Republic jumped to 260, the highest since April 8, mainly due to surge in an eastern mining region, the Health Ministry said on Sunday. That latest daily increase is nearly triple the 93 new cases recorded on Thursday. In total, the country of 10.7 million has confirmed 11,298 cases of the Covid-19 illness, with 347 deaths as of the end of Saturday.

National | Expats.cz

Passengers arriving from abroad can now get tested for Covid-19 directly at Václav Havel Airport in Prague. The new testing service, conducted by GHC Genetics, will offer passengers a safe way to determine if they have Covid-19 and reduce the spread of the disease.

National | Expats.cz

Czech Post is already honoring those who are on the front line in the coronavirus crisis with stamps depicting face masks. The design by artist Filip Heyduk has six colorful cloth masks spread over two stamps.

National | Reuters

The Czech Republic recorded 127 cases of the new coronavirus on Wednesday, health authorities reported on Thursday, the highest daily number in two months as the country eases restrictions on business and public life.

National | Expats.cz

The Ostrava Tower, planned for the northern Moravian city of the same name, will have 60 stories and a height of 238 meters, making it the tallest building in the Czech Republic. It will be more than twice as tall as the current record holder, the 111-meter-tall AZ Tower in Brno.

Prague | Expats.cz

Just in time for summer another new open-air Prague venue promises views, brews, and a laid-back vibe. The Molo "gastro and cultural" pop-up tent opened yesterday in the gardens of Občanská plovárna, the city's oldest river spa.

Prague | Expats.cz

Prague is planning to mark the 70th anniversary of the execution of Milada Horáková with banners, broadcasts and an outdoor exhibition. Horáková, a lawyer and politician who opposed the single-party communist system, was convicted of conspiracy and treason in a show trial and executed on June 27, 1950, at 5:35 am at Prague's Pankrác Prison.

Prague | Expats.cz

Three more metro stations in Prague now have expanded high-speed mobile service. Residents and tourists stopping at Staroměstská, Palmovka and Florenc now have high-speed service and data, The Prague Transport Company announced.

Prague | Expats.cz

The only mode of transport that strengthened in Prague after the declaration of a state of emergency on March 12, 2020, has been cycling. Many people turned to cycling as a way of getting to work since public transit was cut back.

National | Radio Prague

Czech adventurer Jaromír Zaoral has set an unusual world record – he conquered the highest peaks of Europe in record time. He set out on the journey in the summer of 2018 and completed the expedition in less than a year. Jaromír captured his experiences in a book called 'Koruna Evropy' or 'Crown Of Europe', which was released in May of this year.

National | Radio Prague

Thirty children from the Czech Republic found a new home abroad last year, according to data released by the Office for Legal Protection of Children. Most of the children, who would otherwise have spent their childhood in institutional care, were boys of up to five years old. They were refused by Czech adoptive families mainly due to their handicaps or ethnic background.