The number of people newly infected with COVID-19 in the Czech Republic has been growing rapidly during the last couple of weeks. In response to this, hygienists decided to make wearing face masks mandatory in more places in Prague, where they have experienced the biggest spike in cases. Stricter countermeasures may follow in the next few weeks all over the country depending on the situation.
Despite many people’s original expectations that the pandemic situation would improve during summer, the number of new cases has been growing since most countermeasures were released. This and the fact that many experts are worried about the situation further worsening in autumn has led to some countermeasures being (re)introduced again in the Czech Republic. Some of them, like wearing face masks, were reintroduced nationwide while other countermeasures were reintroduced only in some regions.
After a long day of exploring Prague, you can relax in parks and ancient gardens. The Czech capital is one of the greenest cities in the world. There are about 200 parks and recreational areas scattered around the city. That’s a lot of parks and gardens of all kinds: it is very easy to find a place for recreation, picnic, entertainment or just communication with nature. For those who love nature, here is a list of their favourite parks in Prague to sit, sleep, and just hang out in.
A spa town may sound like a boring place appealing only for old or sick people. Quite the opposite! It is not only about treatments, massages, bathing, or drinking from natural healing streams. Spa towns attract all generations by its calming atmosphere or impressive architecture. Luhačovice is one of them.
The beginning of a new school year is slowly approaching and many people – especially teachers and parents – are worried about what may possibly come next. Summer parties will be replaced by opened schools with a high concentration of children in one place which could – according to some experts – lead to the coronavirus spreading faster. On the other hand, some experts believe that the newest strains of the virus are weaker and thus less dangerous than the previous ones.
Prague offers a different variety of entertainment such as shopping, international cuisine, or interesting places to visit. During summer every tourist also dreams of visiting cool and refreshing places, such as public swimming pools. Fortunately for the citizens of Prague and visitors of the city, there are both outdoor summer pools as well as large swimming complexes with a roof.
As autumn and the start of a new school year is slowly approaching, fear of the dreaded second wave of COVID-19 is growing. Experts all across the planet worry that with schools reopening again, the disease will spread even faster. Seasonal illnesses, such as flu, could also make the situation worse. For this reason, the Czech government decided to reintroduce some countermeasures from September.
The number of people newly infected with COVID-19 keeps rising all across Europe. This has led to many experts, politicians, and members of the public believing the second wave has already started, even though it was originally predicted to occur in autumn or winter. Some politicians admit that the originally imposed restrictions were released too soon. They are now worried people won’t be willing to take any precautions again.