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Prague: Capital of the Czech Republic
Prague is the capital and largest city in the Czech Republic, the 13th largest city in the European Union and the historical capital of Bohemia. Situated on the Vltava river, Prague is home to about 1.3 million people, while its metropolitan area is estimated to have a population of 2.7 million. The city has a temperate oceanic climate, with relatively warm summers and chilly winters.

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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

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:59Published
Coronavirus pandemic: Protests in Prague over virus restrictions [Video]

Coronavirus pandemic: Protests in Prague over virus restrictions

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 00:49Published
Anti-lockdown demonstration turns violent in Prague [Video]

Anti-lockdown demonstration turns violent in Prague

Czech police used tear gas and a water cannon to disperse hundreds of protesters, some of whom attacked them after a protest in Prague against government restrictions to slow the spread of coronavirus..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published
Dozens gather in Prague for outdoor Catholic mass amid COVID-19 restrictions [Video]

Dozens gather in Prague for outdoor Catholic mass amid COVID-19 restrictions

Dozens of people gathered in Prague's Old Town Square on Sunday for an outdoor Catholic mass, due to coronavirus rules limiting numbers allowed inside.View on euronews

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Floating Hope cheers up Czechs [Video]

Floating Hope cheers up Czechs

Britain's violinist Daniel Hope played at a floating stage in Prague on Saturday bringing some joy of live music to Czechs weary of soaring numbers of coronavirus cases in the recent spike.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:53Published
Jepchirchir runs fastest-ever women's half marathon [Video]

Jepchirchir runs fastest-ever women's half marathon

Kenya's Peres Jepchirchir smashed the world record for the half marathon in women-only races on Saturday, completing a 21.1-kilometer course in Prague in one hour 5.34 minutes.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:55Published
Jepchirchir runs fastest-ever half marathon in women-only race [Video]

Jepchirchir runs fastest-ever half marathon in women-only race

Kenya's Peres Jepchirchir smashed the world record for the half marathon in women-only races on Saturday (September 5), completing a 21.1-kilometre course in Prague in 1 hour 5 minutes and 34 seconds.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:07Published

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