Even though the Czech Republic has seen a significant spike in new cases of people infected with COVID-19 in the last couple of days, some new changes have been recently announced by the Czech government and media. They are related mainly to the so-called “coronavirus traffic light system”, wearing face masks and traveling from and to non-EU countries.
If you have been in Brno for at least a couple days, you must have heard about Cejl. This area is located just a stone thrown away from the historic city, among the Svitava river. It used to be the heart of textile factories and home to their employees who took their part in an important change of Brno into an industrial city. Nowadays, Cejl is one of the crucial streets in Brno, where the town hall offers cheaper flats for people. The area’s history is still following it mercilessly, though. Is it a district suitable for living for its location and better rental prices?
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Last week, I was out with my friends. When we decided to go home, it was getting pretty late, so my friends were thinking about which night bus to take. I walked them to the bus station, and they asked me which night bus I am taking. I responded by saying: “None, I am walking back home.” This response got me a lot of weirded-out looks.
While the COVID-19 pandemic is still not over yet, many experts are already talking about the potential second wave of the disease. Some think it will not happen. Some say the possibility of the second wave occurring is high. Some are even convinced that it has already begun. Even though it would be certainly wrong to start panicking, it is still advised to stay updated about the situation.
Are you a student from a non-EU country and not sure if you will be allowed to enter the country for next semester starting in September 2020? Can you leave the Czech Republic for the summer holidays and come back? And what about those who are already back in their homeland? Once the COVID-19 pandemic spread into the Czech Republic, everything came to a halt and borders were closed so no one could get in or out without a good reason. And even then travelling was essentially impossible for a couple of weeks. Now there are updates regarding the arrivals of foreigners from non-EU countries and extensions of long-term residence permits.
Do you have plans for the summer? Does it feel like there is nothing much to do now that the borders are still somewhat closed? Luckily, National Theatre Brno is here to help! An exceptional summer full of plays in all buildings of the National Theatre Brno (NdB) as well as opera at the Špilberk Castle awaits us! From June 1st you can buy tickets for 24 performances played during the whole summer by the theatre groups of the NdB.
While the coronavirus has not yet fully disappeared, European governments are already releasing most of the restrictions previously put in place to stop the disease from spreading rapidly and minimize the pandemic impact. Life in the Czech Republic has mostly returned to normal, however, there are still some changes that have to be made for the situation to be the same as it was before the pandemic.
Last week, while drinking my morning coffee at the lobby area at Domeq, I had the opportunity to have an interesting conversation with Kim Lougart, one of our tenants there.
Kim relocated to the Czech Republic from Denmark a year ago and has been living in Brno ever since while working at Infosys, a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting.