Easing of measures – what can and can’t I do?

Updated on 2 June 2020 We have prepared a list of frequently asked questions related to the gradual easing of measures. The questions and answers will be updated based on further developments. WHAT IS THE PLAN FOR EASING? The Ministry of Health has prepared a plan for a gradual return to normal life. The plan...

Coronavirus in the Czech Republic and the World

How is the Czech Republic dealing with the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic?The Czech Republic has introduced a number of measures that are among the strictest in this regard in EU countries. All bodies that are responsible for protecting public health, the National Reference Laboratory, hospitals, the emergency medical services and others, remain in a...

Myths and Facts

What should I believe on the internet about coronavirus?Unfortunately, various myths regarding coronavirus are appearing. You can find more information about what is and is not true at the website www.okoronaviru.cz (only in the Czech language).  We would also like to recommend you monitor tried-and-tested websites of national and international organisations and the relevant media....

What are my rights and duties now?

What rights and duties do I have as a citizen?In connection with preventative steps by the government against the spreading of SARS CoV-2 from midnight on 16 March to 1 April 6:00 a.m., a restriction on the free movement of persons was announced, with the defined necessary exceptions. As part of the state of emergency,...

What should I do if I am in quarantine?

The doctor and public health officers sent me home. What should I do?A sick person with mild symptoms goes into home isolation immediately. A hospital should be available for patients with more serious symptoms and for patients at great risk. In the case of milder symptoms, symptomatically-present symptoms that the virus causes, such as an...

Spread and treatment of the disease

How is this disease treated?No specific antiviral therapy is recommended for the COVID-19 infection. People infected with coronavirus should initiate supportive therapy to alleviate the symptoms of the infection. Treatment is always individual and based on the patient’s specific needs. Commonly available medications are used for supportive therapy, and many of the symptoms of COVID-19 can...

I’m having some health problems. What should I do?

I’m not feeling well. I feel I’m experiencing some health problems. What should I do? Check if you have any of the following symptoms: shortness of breath/difficulty breathing without a cougha fever over 38 degreesdry cough If you have difficulty breathing, or have a fever and simultaneously a dry cough, call 155 immediately and follow...

How to protect your mental health

What can help the mental health of people in quarantine?  It can help you to talk to people you trust.  Contact your family and friends.  If you must stay at home, keep a healthy lifestyle, including proper nutrition, sufficient sleep, exercise, and social contact with your loved ones at home and by e-mail or over...

Prevention and protective equipment

How can I protect myself from infection by COVID-19?It is important to proceed in the same way as in the case of a common viral disease, i.e. adhere to the basic rules of hygiene and use protective equipment. Another option is to boost immunity through a healthy lifestyle and vitamin intake. How should I protect...

Basic information about the coronavirus

What is a coronavirus?The term coronavirus is used for any virus belonging to the subfamily Coronaviridae. It is a collective term for the four families of viruses that cause diseases with varying degrees of severity. The name is derived from the characteristic arrangement of the surface structures of the lipid envelope, shaped liked a solar...