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Current situation in the Czech Republic regarding the spread of the Covid-19 infection

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Dear Friends and Colleagues, we would like to inform you about the newest measures related to the worsening of the pandemic situation in the Czech Republic. The measures will take effect from Thursday, October 22 at 6 a.m. and will be in place until at least Tuesday, November 3. Most of the stores will be […]

Charles University, private sector, develop new test for Covid-19 and flu

Blog PostsCOVID-19Sep 9, 2020

A team of researchers from Charles University’s First Faculty of Medicine  together with the private sector firms have developed a new test for flu and Covid-19 which should be available in September. The test identifies infections of the two dominant flu strains (A and B) and Covid-19 (the disease caused by the novel coronavirus). Significantly, […]

The Bat Story – Scientist Radek Lučan on bats’ remarkable immunity and links to Covid-19

COVID-19Jun 13, 2020

A number of deadly viruses are believed to have originated in bats, including Ebola and the original SARS. The indications are that the novel coronavirus SARS-Cov-2 also made the jump from bats, most likely through an intermediary species. Radek Lučan of Department of Zoology (Charles University, Faculty of Science) says the answer lies in the animal’s robust […]

How the foreign students from Charles University help to monitor the Covid-19 pandemic

COVID-19May 4, 2020

There are many ways how to help under the pandemic time. Some of the foreign students of Charles University who stayed in Czech Republic collect information from their home countries regarding government policies that have been put in place in the wake of Covid-19. The countries of the focus were Greece, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, […]

From students on the front lines to pilots delivering medical supplies

COVID-19May 1, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought out large numbers of volunteers across the country, offering help in a time of unprecedented crisis.  Many offer skills as medical students, others sew the much-needed masks that have been required ever since the country went into lockdown. Still others volunteer to work as drivers and even pilots have joined […]

Charles University contributes to creation of Koronavirus COVID-19 mobile app

COVID-19Apr 29, 2020

The Koronavirus COVID-19 app contains information on recommendations and directives, prevention, crisis preparation, expert psychological information for various target groups and situations, and a contact list of available information and crisis helplines and online resources. The app was created under the auspices of Charles University and with the cooperation of many bodies – the psychological […]

CZU Prague has designed a mask with a replaceable filter

COVID-19Apr 27, 2020

A team of the Faculty of Engineering at CZU Prague has designed a mask with a replaceable filter printed on a 3D printer that can help reduce the spread of the disease and which is already helping rescuers in the Central Bohemia Region and hospitals in Prague. Modified 3D print files are available for general […]

Charles University offers infrastructural capacity to fight SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19

COVID-19Apr 26, 2020

The research infrastructure LINDAT/CLARIAH-CZ and its host institution – the Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics at Charles University, – is offering part of its computing capacity for research projects which aim to fight against SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19, starting April 1, 2020. A special web page has been created at https://covid.ufal.mff.cuni.cz, […]

A team of scientists from CERGE-EI takes aim at negative economic impact of coronavirus

COVID-19Apr 24, 2020

A team of scientists from the Institute for Democracy & Economic Analysis (IDEA), a think-tank of the Economics Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences which is part of CERGE-EI (a joint workplace with Charles University) has offered its expertise to try and curb the negative economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. In a new […]