Children under 2 years of age and single drivers in cars are not obliged to wear mouth and nose covers outside their homes

The government acknowledged several extraordinary measures of the Ministry of Health today. It supported an exemption from the wearing of protective respiratory equipment (nose, mouth) and the extension of crisis measures. Based on the government session, the Ministry of Health issued an extraordinary measure with effect from 31 March 2020, which stipulates the exceptions from the...

The ban on retail sales and the sale of services is extended under the extraordinary measure

Based on today’s government session, the Ministry of Health has issued an extraordinary measure which extends the ban on retail sales and the sale of services at facilities, except for selected stores. The exemptions newly include locksmith shops, service shops for household products, carwashes and activities concerning burial. The ban on sales also does not apply to the provision of...

Regular supplies of protective equipment for Czech healthcare staff to be secured thanks to long-term cooperation between the Ministry of Health and Respilon

In the forthcoming days, the Ministry of Health will receive 30,000 ReSpimask face masks with nanofiber filters from the Czech company Respilon based on a donation agreement. Compared to classic non-woven textile fact masks, they capture 99.9% of viruses and bacteria and thus protect both the user and their surroundings. The masks will be sent...

Minister Vojtěch signs a memorandum on the supply of respirators with CTU

Minister of Health Adam Vojtěch signed a memorandum of mutual cooperation in combatting the coronavirus with the support of science and research today with the Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU) and its start-up TRIX Connections. The main goal is to supply Czech hospitals as soon as possible with the highest safety grade FFP3 respirators...

Government decides to extend restrictions on movement in public until 1 April, and approves further steps to support employers

The restriction on free movement and congregating in public will be effective at least until 6:00 a.m. on 1 April 2020. The government decided to extend the extraordinary measure against the spread of the coronavirus on Monday, 23 March 2020. During the video conference, the ministers also approved other crisis management measures to support employers, farmers and entrepreneurs. The government will submit a...

Czech Ministry of Health launches AI chatbot on its website for coronavirus

In connection with the current developments regarding the spread of new coronavirus in the Czech Republic, the Czech Ministry of Health launches in cooperation with IBM a smart virtual assistant named Anezka, which is based on IBM Watson Assistant. Using artificial intelligence (AI), IBM Watson Assistant is designed to know when to search for an...

The Government Strengthens Preventive Measures in Relation to the Coronavirus: Closing Shops and Restaurants to the Public for 10 Days

The government has adopted further extraordinary preventive measures aimed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus contagion in the Czech Republic.  As of Saturday 14 March 2020 at 6 a.m. through to 24 March 2020 at 6 a.m., all shops are being closed, with the exception of those selling foodstuffs, hygienic and drugstore products, pharmacies...