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Number of people working from home drops despite rise in Covid-19 cases

Radio Prague |
12 October 2020

Despite record-high numbers of new Covid-19 cases in the Czech Republic, the number of people working from home is much lower than in spring, the website iDnes.cz reported this week, citing a survey by P&Q Research and the IDEA AntiCovid initiative.

Mayors and Independents take most seats in 2020 Senate elections

Radio Prague |
12 October 2020

The Mayors and Independents party has won 11 seats in the 2020 elections into the Czech Senate, the most of all parties. The Civic Democrats came in second, securing six senators, followed by the Christian Democrats who came in third with three winners in the senate elections. TOP 09 and Senator 21 both won two seats in the upper house. The ruling ANO party, as well as the Pirate Party, both secured one senator.

The raw beauty of Ostrava through the eyes of a singer and poet

Radio Prague |
12 October 2020

Ostrava is the third-largest city in the Czech Republic. A former coal-mining and heavy industry center in the extreme north-east of the country, it has undergone a major urban renewal program. Singer and poet Jaromir Nohavica helps uncover its hidden beauty.

Sokol movement's Memorial Day in honour of Nazi victims

Radio Prague |
9 October 2020

Sokol Memorial Day (on October 8) honours the memory of hundreds of members of the nation's oldest athletics association arrested by the Gestapo on the night of October 7 to 8, 1941, tortured and sent to Nazi concentration camps. Few survived the war.

Salvation Army calls for special quarantine facilities for the homeless

Radio Prague |
9 October 2020

The Czech branch of the Salvation Army has called for the establishment of special quarantine facilities for the homeless in all regions of the Czech Republic. Amidst a surge in the number of new cases of Covid-19 in the country, ordinary shelters for the homeless could easily become hotspots for an uncontrolled spread of the disease.

First refundable drink can be sold by online grocer Košík

Radio Prague |
8 October 2020

Czech mineral water producer Mattoni and online grocer Košík have launched the sale of mineral water in refundable cans, the Czech News Agency reported on Wednesday. The can is refunded by a deposit of three crowns.

Gov't prepares for tougher measures as Covid-19 cases rise, but not all doctors are on board

Radio Prague |
8 October 2020

Wednesday saw the highest rise in new Covid-19 cases yet recorded both in Prague and the wider Czech Republic. While the Ministry of Health has since announced that it will harden its countermeasures, not all Czech medical practitioners are on the same page. Some have signed a petition which warns that government countermeasures are in fact more damaging than the virus.

Designblok highlights the role of passion in the creative process

Radio Prague |
8 October 2020

The biggest annual design festival in the Czech Republic, Designblok, got underway in Prague on Wednesday. Radio Prague brings an interview with the festival director Jana Zielinski.

Prague may put Czech noble, Austrian marshal Josef Radecký back on a pedestal

Radio Prague |
8 October 2020

A move is afoot to put nobleman Josef Václav Radecký of Radče – arguably the greatest Czech military commander in history – back on a pedestal. This July, the local district of Prague 1 adopted a resolution paving the way for its return to Malostranské náměstí, the historic square where it had stood from 1858 until 1919.

February 4 selected as official Czechs Abroad Day

Radio Prague |
7 October 2020

February 4, when the famous teacher and philosopher Jan Amos Comenius left his homeland in 1628 won by a large margin with 42 percent of the vote ahead of December 23, 1989, when the wire at the Rozvadov border with Germany was symbolically cut, which received 21 percent.

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