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Video: Rector Martin Bareš on most recent developments at MU

Masaryk University is in week eight of the fall semester of the current academic year. Speaking in a new video, rector Martin Bareš summarises the most recent information.

Rector of MU, Martin Bareš.

Addressing students and employees of Masaryk University, as well as the general public, Martin Bareš explains the stricter epidemiological measures which, according to the university traffic light, are now at “green”. He emphasises the obligation to use respirators in all indoor premises of the university and the need for mutual responsibility and respect.

He reminds of the possibility to get vaccinated at the university and thanks the Podané ruce organisation that provides the service to MU through its mobile teams.

He discusses his standpoint towards vaccination, and his family’s, and adds that scientific data published in prestigious journals show how vaccination significantly protects individuals and reduces the risk of transmission.

He further informs that the vaccination rate among the employees of MU is nearly 75%. Speaking to students, he adds that they too will have an app in the information system allowing them to indicate they are also vaccinated. He explains that the data on the vaccination rate at MU will help the university in considering further steps with regard to the measures.

In conclusion, he notes that the university is not only about the coronavirus these days. He mentions the recent Mendel Days and extends his thank you to the university’s ice hockey team for its recent victory over MENDELU. He appreciates all donations to the relief fund for South Moravian villages recently devastated by a tornado as, thanks to them, MU could donate CZK 1 million to the village of Hrušky for the renovation of its elementary school.

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