Saturday, 28 March 2020

Life

Day nine of the quarantine: an experience

By Paul Lysek | Prague Daily Monitor |
25 Mar 2020

The work from home is getting challenging. It's one thing having a Friday "home-office" where you take calls from bed, plan simple organizational projects, and go out for a nice long lunch. A different story being squeezed into an apartment with your wife and kids at their mercy.

Abandoned Prague during coronavirus

Honest Guide |
24 March 2020

The street where 1 million people walk each day. What does it look like now with the current situation? Join us for this lonely video-tour to see the city centre without tourists.

Quarantine: What to do while stuck at home

Brno Daily |
25 March 2020

Despite the existential gloom that has befallen the city of Brno and the world, it is important to keep a brave face for your children. Self-imposed quarantine can be made bearable with an afternoon bowl of buttered popcorn, two screens to access the internet, some fresh air and the ability to watch a cat moving around in the garden.

Prague-based Tibetan monk hosting free online meditation

Expats.cz |
24 March 2020

Those who need a little extra calm in their lives during these stressful times can turn to online meditation with the Tibet Open House. The Prague-based organization is offering mindfulness and meditation sessions this week with the Residential Lama of Open Tibet House, Geshe Yeshi Gawa.

Day eight of the quarantine: an experience

By Paul Lysek | Prague Daily Monitor |
24 Mar 2020

So it is day eight of the home-office/quarantine and I am starting to wonder if we are the only family doing this. The neighborhood kids were out playing football today, the cars were humming by as usual, visitors arriving at the neighbors. Has the world moved on without us?

Dana Zátopková - Olympic gold winner and national sweetheart

Radio Prague |
24 March 2020

Dana Zátopková – one of the greatest Czech sportswomen of all time and a national sweetheart – died last Friday at the blessed age of 97.

Week one of the quarantine: an experience

By Paul Lysek | Prague Daily Monitor |
23 Mar 2020

I have a friend who thinks this whole lock-down is nonsense. He reckons calculating in the economic fallout, the increase in domestic violence, increased divorce rates etc. more harmful than if we all just took our chances. After a week of self-isolation from the outside world, I am beginning to wonder.

Foreigners in CR on quarantine and being cut off from their families

Radio Prague |
23 March 2020

There are more than half a million foreigners living in the Czech Republic, according to data from the Ministry of Interior. With the COVID-19 epidemic in full swing across Europe they have found themselves in a strange situation in recent weeks.

Romani people from different Czech towns have joined the face mask sewing effort

Romea |
20 March 2020

Because there is still an acute lack of face masks in the Czech Republic, many volunteers, including those working in the civil sector, have joined the effort to make them at home. One such group is the CEDR community association in Rumburk, where Marcela Surmajová is a field worker.

Czech TV to launch new channel

Broadband TV News |
20 March 2020

The Czech public broadcaster Česká Televize will launch a new channel on Monday, March 23. Known as ČT3, it will be aimed at the elderly, who are the most vulnerable group in society during the national emergency.

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