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Karel Havlíček, Deputy Prime Minister of the Czech Republic has hinted that the government is building a system whereby people will be refused entry to certain places without a vaccination ID or a negative test no less than “72 hours old.”  Aktualne reports that the Ministry of Health is building an electronic system that can allow bars, restaurants, and wherever else to verify whether or not their guests have been vaccinated before entering. Without a vaccination, guests would either be banned or forced into taking a test before entering the premises.  Ostensibly, venues would have a dedicated employee outside with a tablet, either scanning people’s phones for a code, or entering their passport or ID number into the portal. ToRead more.

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A report from the Czech Psychiatric Society suggests that up to 20% of people who have contracted the coronavirus eventually experience depression and/or insomnia after the virus has left their body.  Martin Anders, vice-president of the CPS and head of the Psychiatric Clinic at General University Hospital, said that he observed this phenomenon with his patients, as well as himself.  “The reports show that up to 20% of those who have contracted COVID-19 experience psychological problems. Most often its anxiety, depression, or sleep disorders.”  “I’ve noticed it myself. After I had COVID-19, I went through 2 weeks of complete insomnia.” Anders says that COVID-19 causes a spike in the immune system that releases cytokine proteins, which are the likely causeRead more.

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In Prague, there are 33 places where you can take a PCR test for COVID-19 and 22 places where you can get free antigen testing. In some locations, you can have both tests don at different times.  The first one is 1. lékařská fakulta UK which is located in the city center – Klinika pracovního lékařství VFN, Na Bojišti 1, Praha 2. To take a test, you either have to be an employee or a student at Charles University or be ready to pay. The test slots depend on the registration form: if you have registered in advance, you need to come at the scheduled time (usually from 9.00-12.00); if not, you should wait in the queue (12.45-16.00). The costRead more.