Czech Republic

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Czech Republic: Country in Central Europe
The Czech Republic, also called by its short-form name, Czechia, is a landlocked country in Central Europe bordered by Austria, Germany, Poland and Slovakia. The Czech Republic has hilly landscape that covers an area of 78,866 square kilometers (30,450 sq mi) with a mostly temperate continental climate and oceanic climate. It is a unitary parliamentary republic.


Mother and wife diagnosed with dementia in her 50s [Video]

Mother and wife diagnosed with dementia in her 50s

A devoted wife and mother whose 50th birthday celebrations were interrupted bya diagnosis of early onset dementia has vowed to focus on life's positives andenjoy every moment with the family she..

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Coronavirus: Czech army sets up 500-bed field hospital in anticipation of COVID-19 surge [Video]

Coronavirus: Czech army sets up 500-bed field hospital in anticipation of COVID-19 surge

The Czech army has sett up the first COVID-19 field hospital in Prague with a capacity of 500 beds and 10 intensive care units.View on euronews

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Czech PM will dismiss health minister unless he resigns over 'inexcusable' restaurant visit [Video]

Czech PM will dismiss health minister unless he resigns over 'inexcusable' restaurant visit

Health Minister Roman Prymula has come under fire after he was photographed leaving a restaurant in the capital that should have been closed under the country's COVID-19 rules.View on euronews

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