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An infection that is spreading from the city of Wuhan, China. This influenza-like infection can be highly dangerous, especially for people with a weakened organism. Coronavirus is transmitted from person-to-person after close contact. It is a so-called contageous infection. Illness does not appear immediately, but only after a period of 7 – 14 days. After arrival from a high-risk area, use a protection mask, 14 days of isolation are recommended, within which time any signs of a respiratory illness should appear, i.e. shortness of breath, coughing, and high temperature.

Preventive measures – Reduce your risk of coronavirus infection

  • Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water
  • When coughing and sneezing cover your mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – throw tissue away immediately and wash your hands
  • Avoid close contact with anyone that has fever and cough
  • Thoroughly cook meat and eggs

If you show symptoms of a respiratory illness (shortness of breath, coughing, and high temperature)

  • Remain at home or dormitory and avoid contact with other people
  • Contact a doctor immediatelly by phone or a medical emergency centre at phone number 155 and provide further information about any time spent in a high-risk location.

Health Care Contacts:
Motol Universal Hospital
Tel: +420 224 431 111

Na Homolce Hospital
Tel: +420 257 273 289

Municipal Hospital Praha
Tel: +420 224 974 113
More Health Care Contacts for foreign students:

  • If you visited a high-risk location, contact Public Health Authority of the City of Prague:
    Ms. Marešová

Tel.: +420 241 010 334

Mobile: +420 733 673 949

Emergency line (at night): +420 733 673 900
If the patient is confirmed as having the illness, he must be accompanied into quarantine by the people who were in contact with him/her at the time when the symptoms appeared.

  • Register yourself at Medical Aid System:
    Ms. Ivana Kinkalová
    Mobile: +420 724 176 314
    Tel: +420 22435 3672

Contact Person for incoming exchange students:
Mr. Jaroslav Krpec, Incoming Student Coordinator, International Office
Tel: +420 224 353 495

Contact Person for foreign degree seeking students:
Ms. Erika Ľahká, Study at CTU Project Coordinator
Tel: +420 224 353 401

Updated Information from the Public Health Authority of the City of Prague:

On reducing the risk of infection by coronavirus was issued Rector’s Order no. 5/2020