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Following Tuesday’s meeting, Ministers Jan Blatný and Karel Havlíček stated that Midnight Mass will be allowed on Christmas day. However, several limitations will be imposed. Despite the ban on mass events and large gatherings of people, the minister of Health, Jan Blatný, stated that the government will not prohibit the Christmas Mass. “Midnight Masses will be allowed for all believers. But I ask everyone who goes to Mass to observe anti-epidemic measures,” said Blatný, Novinky.cz reports. However, churches will not be filled to their entire capacity – only a fifth of the seats can be occupied. All attendants must wear masks or respirators to protect themselves and each other. Furthermore, the government will allow sales on Christmas Eve. The MinisterRead more.

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The government is expecting to receive the first 9,750 doses of COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the month, equally distributed between Prague and Brno according to ČVS (Czech Vaccinology Society). Another 250,000 doses are expected to arrive in January, according to Irozhlas.cz. The vaccination will begin immediately. Currently, the speed at which the vaccines will arrive in the Czech Republic depends on how soon the European Medicine Agency can approve the shots. The meeting considering the BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine should happen on the 21st of December (eight days earlier than originally planned) and it will take a few more days for delivery. “Within two days, the vaccine will be approved by the European Commission, and from December 24, it willRead more.

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By: Czech National Agency for International Education and Research Czech National Agency for International Education (DZS) announced the DZS Award’s 2020 winners – the best achievements in the field of international cooperation and internationalization of education. The prizes were awarded to successful projects carried out through DZS managed programs, such as Erasmus +, European Solidarity Corps, or CEEPUS. The jury selected the most successful projects in eleven categories based on the education sector and the respective program. Especially originality, innovation, and long-term impact of the projects were appreciated. Furthermore, not only projects but also successful foreign students had the opportunity to win the prize since DZS ensures the promotion of Czech higher education. In contrast to previous years, when theRead more.