Saturday, 28 March 2020


School's out – not!

Brno Daily |
20 March 2020

For language teachers, particularly freelancers, the horrifying prospect of losing all their clients and income looms large. Yet it is not all doom and gloom.

Day three of the quarantine: an experience

By Paul Lysek | Prague Daily Monitor |
20 Mar 2020

The routine is starting to get set. I cannot say it is the most productive of times, but certainly brings us all closer together. Paul Lysek describes day three of the quarantine.

Response by volunteers was immediate, says medical student

UniMedia |
20 March 2020

Students at Charles University's medical faculties wasted little time in pooling their strengths in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, with many volunteering to help even before the government passed a key resolution making it mandatory. One of them is David Kulišiak.

Teaching in the time of pandemic

Radio Prague |
20 March 2020

There are about 1.5 million children and teenagers enrolled in Czech elementary and secondary schools who must stay at home due to the coronavirus outbreak. Teachers are expected to keep in touch with them via e-mail and other online media. How are they managing?

Czech activists bang their heads against 'rainbow wall'

Balkan Insight |
19 March 2020

Though relatively liberal compared with its neighbours, the Czech Republic has stalled on same-sex marriage legislation.

Day two of the quarantine: an experience

By Paul Lysek | Prague Daily Monitor |
19 Mar 2020

I heard them already at 6:00a.m. It sounded like one of the boys was pushing the other's hand into a meat grinder. The screeching was so loud I jumped up out of bed and was ready to do battle. Paul Lysek continues with his daily update.

Prague-based experts offer calming tips for coping with quarantine stress |
19 March 2020

For anyone who grapples with depression, social anxiety, or health anxiety on a regular basis the current global pandemic can trigger or exacerbate pre-existing conditions. Try these strategies for ensuring good mental health in difficult times.

Stitch in time: Czechs sew to combat virus mask shortage

Yahoo News/AFP |
18 March 2020

Thousands of Czech women have joined forces via social media to sew face masks at home to help combat the spread of the novel coronavirus amid a dire shortage of medical materials. A Facebook group called "Czechia sews face masks" went viral after it was launched on Sunday, drawing 24,000 members in two days as droves of women armed with sewing machines signed up to do battle with the disease.

Day one of the quarantine: an experience

By Paul Lysek | Prague Daily Monitor |
18 Mar 2020

Forced home office, piles of food supplies blocking the way, three kids full of energy and dried beans for lunch. Prague Monitor's Paul Lysek shares how the coronavirus quarantine affects his life.

Travel ban & store closure in Czech Republic

Honest Guide |
17 March 2020

Honest Guide brings you the latest information about the situation in the Czech Republic. Our government has declared a state of emergency and that comes with several important restrictions.

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