Monday, 28 September 2020
Prague | Radio Prague

A new gallery dedicated to documentary photography has opened in Prague's Smíchov district. It was established by the 400 ASA association, which brings together seven distinguished Czech photographers, including Antonín Kratochvíl, Tomki Němec, Karel Cudlín and Alžběta Jungrová.

National | Radio Prague

Researchers from the Brno University of Technology have developed tailor-made joint replacements designed to last a lifetime. What's more, unlike current essentially one-size-fits all implants, the new 3D-printed prosthetic ones do not require healthy bone – or much tissue – to be removed.

National | Brno Daily

The rising number of coronavirus cases among frontline healthcare workers is a challenge that could affect the health system's capacity to contain the pandemic. "We don't share the optimism that everything is ready," said Dagmar Žitníková of the Trade Union of Health and Social Care.

National | Prague Daily Monitor

Roman Prymula, the Minister of Health, told journalists that the capacity of beds with ventilators is almost reached at Prague hospitals. He added that hospitals will need to expand its capacities to accommodate more patients with Covid-19.

Prague | Prague Daily Monitor

Zdeněk Hřib, the Mayor of Prague, stated that the city is ready to provide gyms and one dormitory for the infected patients in a serious condition. These facilities are reserved for emergency cases and in case of the lack of hospital beds.

Czech Republic and the EU | Reuters

Migrants entering the European Union should be stopped and turned back to their home countries, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said on Thursday in Brussels ahead of negotiations surrounding a new EU migration plan next week.

National | Business | Expats.cz

Czech residents traveling to Greece will have to present a negative COVID-19 test when entering the country starting September 28, according to Czech Foreign Minister Tomáš Petříček.

National | Business | Expats.cz

Austria will issue a warning against travelling to Prague due to the current spread of coronavirus starting Monday, Die Presse Austrian paper reported on Thursday. Austria requires a negative Covid-19 test result no older than 72 hours from travelers coming from the risk countries and regions once they arrive in Austria, otherwise they must be quarantined.

National | Business | Reuters

Nineteen people died infected with the novel coronavirus died on Sept. 23 in the Czech Republic, the highest daily count since the global pandemic reached the country in March, Health Ministry data showed on Thursday.

National | Radio Prague

On Tuesday, the daily Lidové noviny broke the story that after four months of development a joint research programme led by three Czech public health institutions has successfully completed the first stage of a domestic coronavirus vaccine. Whether to continue developing the drug or not is one of the questions faced by the newly incumbent health minister, Roman Prymula.

Prague | Expats.cz

The Troja footbridge linking Stromovka to Prague Zoo has been completed and is now undergoing load testing to ensure it is safe. The footbridge should be open to the public at the end of October.

National | Prague Daily Monitor

Alexander Lukashenko secretly and unexpectedly organized the Presidential inauguration and recognized himself as the President of Belarus for the sixth time. The event wasn't announced nor translated anywhere. The Czech Republic took a stand on the inauguration, refusing to recognize him as the president.

National | Expats.cz

A limit of 50 people has been placed on outdoor events with no seating room, new Czech Health Minister Roman Prymula has announced at a press conference yesterday. Prymula also confirmed two earlier-reported restrictions, a limit of 2,000 spectators at outdoor sporting events, and a new closing time of 10 p.m. for bars and restaurants.

Prague | Expats.cz

The new website Pragozor.cz lets people discover verified statistics about the city in a simple and comprehensible form. The image of the Golem will guide website visitors through various areas of city life — health, housing, environment, public transport, cars, safety, mobility, and tourism.

National | Expats.cz

The Czech Republic lags behind the EU average in many areas of gender equality, and in many cases was behind other Visegrád Four members as well as neighboring Germany and Austria, according to new figures released by Eurostat.