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Kraków offers assistance and support to branches threatened by the epidemic in their fight against the coronavirus associated crisis.
The current state of epidemic emergency caused by the coronavirus makes us look for trusted and updated information. It is however impossible to keep up with the flow of incoming news, not to mention selection of key information. This is why we have prepared a digest of such information and present it in a special issue of Kraków.pl – the city’s biweekly, at this difficult time, published also in English.
In view of the occurrence of the virus cases in recent weeks in China, Iran, Italy, South Korea and other countries, with symptoms such as fever, coughing, shortness of breath and breathing problems, we present recommendations from the sanitary services on how to deal with suspected coronavirus infection.
The City of Krakow cares for constant improvement of the quality standards of the public space in the historical center and the safety of tourists. From 2018, regulations concerning transport provided using low-speed electric vehicles became applicable. These services in the Old Town can only be provided using vehicles with a fixed color scheme (body in dark beige color, and other elements in black or transparent) for which the identifiers (ID) were issued. The ID in the form of a rectangular sticker with a burgundy border, are placed in the lower right corner of the vehicle's windshield, give the name of the company and vehicle identification number, and are protected against forgery with a special hologram.
The winner of the Lord Provost’s International Residency has been announced as Ahsan Ridha Hassan from Krakow City of Literature.
Info package for foreigners living in Krakow includes the most important information, which a foreigner staying in the territory of Poland should be familiar with.
Krakow now has its very own mobile app! myKRK is Krakow's first official application addressed to all users of Android phones. The up-to-date urban guide can be downloaded and installed for free at the Google Play store or at Krakow's website.
"Play the Bugle Call" mobile application was created for Polish and international tourists visiting Krakow. Anyone who downloads the app can feel like a Krakow bugler and, when leaving the city, take this special tune home – all it takes to play it is to blow in the microphone on the phone. The app allows installation of the bugle call as a ringtone and related graphics as a wallpaper. It is compatible with three operating systems: Android, iOS and Windows Phone.