The Czech government plans to ask for an extension of the state of emergency at the next government meeting. The Minister of Health Jan Blatny will introduce a new anti-epidemic system (PES) on Friday, which will regulate measures in response to the pandemic according to the current level of risk.
Czech Health Minister Jan Blatny has ordered around ten million coronavirus antigen tests, to be used for patients, clients and employees of chosen medical facilities. The Czech government approved an amendment to the Public Health Insurance Act which will allow health insurers to pay distributors directly for antigen tests.
The nonprofit organization Post Bellum has organized the public collection of donations for War Veterans Day for the sixth year in the Czech Republic.
Confirming a trend from the previous two years, a significant increase in research and development (R&D) expenditure was recorded in the Czech Republic in the last year. In 2019, spending on R&D grew by 9% compared to 2018. Since 2015, more than 100,000 employees have been working in research and development in the Czech Republic. A gender gap within the field remains evident, according to experts.
Confronted with an increase in mental illness in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Government Council for Mental Health has discussed a new set of measures to tackle the issue: prevention, affordability and access to care took center stage in the discussion.
The new Embassy of Independent Belarusian Culture in Brno will open on the symbolic date of November 17th, the Czech national holiday and the Day of the Struggle for Freedom and Democracy. The initiative came from the Centre of Experimental Theater in Brno.
The project aims to bring a “new, visually strong character” by installing large murals on the facades of buildings in the area, designed by prominent Czech and World artists.
The labour market will see significant changes within the next ten years, under the influence of the pandemic and the advent of the fourth industrial revolution. 30% of jobs will disappear and many new ones will emerge.
Construction of the reserve field hospital at the Brno exhibition grounds began last Monday. The first phase was completed within five days. Ondřej Ludka, medical deputy of the Brno University Hospital, anticipates that the premises will be ready to accept patients by November 9th.
Since the last STEM/MARK survey conducted in spring, the importance of the presidency to the public has fallen by 6 percentage points. The public has a negative perception of Zeman’s actions during the corona crisis. The Czech government is experiencing a similar drop in sympathy. Around two-thirds of Czechs think that the government is unable to clearly justify its measures against the spread of Covid-19.