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Less than a third of Czech teachers approve of the government’s measures in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey with 700 participating teachers was published by Člověk v tísni (People in Need) and conducted by the Focus Agency in cooperation with the JSNS educational program for the European People’s Party in January, CTK reports. Half of the teachers in the Czech Republic don’t trust the government on the COVID-19 topic. Also, a quarter of participants feel that the current strict measures interfere with basic human rights. When it comes to the professional environment, nearly 96 percent of the teachers agree that their schools handled the pandemic situation well.  According to the survey results, a significant number of participants perceivedContinue Reading

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Easy to breath DIY cloth masks might not cut it pretty soon, as Czech officials contemplate making FFP2 respirators and surgical masks the new standard on public transport, medical facilities, and other government buildings.  This idea comes amidst a broader move to extend and tighten COVID-19 restrictions, following Germany and Austria’s lead. Recently, officials from both countries made respirators and surgical masks mandatory in all shops and public transport in response to the British mutation that is supposed to be more contagious. Interior Minister Jan Hamáček insists on voting in favour of extending the state of emergency until February 21.  “We can’t afford to discontinue the state of emergency. If we do, we won’t be able to meet our goalContinue Reading

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Since the number of COVID-19 cases is declining, the government will meet to discuss the shift to the fourth stage of the anti-epidemic PES system this Wednesday, hence reducing certain restrictions. Prime Minister Andrej Babiš also announced the opening of stationery, footwear, underwear, and children’s clothing stores this Tuesday. The government will formally approve it on Monday. Babiš already stated that the stationery, footwear, underwear, and children’s clothing are moved to the “basic needs stores” category. According to the Minister of Industry and Transport, Karel Havlíček, the government should be careful with opening restaurants and stores because the December situation might be repeated. The development at hospitals should be monitored closely. “We have to be careful. We don’t want anContinue Reading