The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently stated that the Coronavirus pandemic was not even close to disappearing anytime soon. Prague, on the other hand, bid adieu to the pandemic in a massive farewell party held on Tuesday, June 30. By Kumar Shree

As Prague declared the end of its nationwide lockdown, and the government lifted restrictions on large gatherings, people in the Czech capital held a massive dinner party to celebrate. A 1,640-foot-long table (500 metres), was laid over the Charles Bridge where people gathered with food and drinks from their homes. The locals let go of the social-distancing norms as they shared food and enjoyed alfresco dining over the gorgeous setting sun.

 

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While a celebration like this, especially when the rest of the world is still fighting the virus, seems like a distant dream for many, Prague deserves to celebrate. It was one of the first countries around the world to execute a lockdown and tell its citizens to wear masks. On top of that, a ban on foreign visitors still prevails in the country. Identifying the severity of the situation early on combined with swift and timely action from the authorities has enabled Prague to dodge the worst. It is also why Prague has managed to lift the lockdown while most other countries are far from it.

About a month ago, the Czech Republic had allowed its restaurants, bars, and pubs to open their doors to start serving indoors. In its new order released last week, the government has permitted the public gathering of up to 1,000 people. Besides, swimming pools, museums, zoos, and castles can also operate without any limit on the number of visitors.

 

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The Czech Republic, home to about 10 million people, had reported about 12,000 COVID-19 cases. That figure, when compared to its other neighbouring countries are quite better. Here’s hoping this gorgeous nation keeps the pandemic at bay for good!

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