“We help with hygiene, sometimes we draw blood, we do…” mid-sentence, Barbara Sásová looks over for help finding the right English word to describe her duties. “Sanitary work,” she says, nervously giggling. At just 18 years old, she’s a nurses’ assistant at a hospital in Kyjov, a small town in eastern Czech Republic.
The Czech Republic’s coronavirus crisis is now so bad that when Prime Minister Andrej Babis stood in front of reporters during a live news conference Wednesday, he did something few leaders often do. He apologized to the people. Five times.
People in the Czech Republic can now shop at hardware and bicycle stores, play tennis and go swimming. Italians can visit bookshops and laundries, while younger students are returning to classrooms in Denmark. Austria has reopened smaller stores and Germany will follow suit next week.
In the heart of the Czech countryside, Kutná Hora houses some of the most beautiful architecture in the whole of Bohemia. But amid its Baroque-style buildings and medieval churches, lies an attraction that’s definitely not for the faint-hearted traveler.
The leaders of Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, and the Czech Republic have decided not to attend this weekend’s mini summit on migration, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced. President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker is convening the emergency meeting in Brussels on Sunday in an effort to overhaul the EU’s asylum system, which has put a strain on the bloc’s frontier countries, where refugees continue to arrive daily.
Ester Ledecká would have been celebrated had she left Pyeongchang 2018 with just one Olympic gold — but the Czech will now return to Prague as a two-time Olympic champion and a remarkable two-sport history-maker.
The Czech Republic’s first ever Olympic judo champion was already plotting his next move before he’d removed the gold medal from around his neck.
Natálka Kudriková is a bright-eyed, three-year-old girl recovering from the severe burns she suffered when far-right extremists threw a Molotov cocktail into her home.