Thousands gathered to rejoice the lifting of group restriction gathering along both sides of a 500-meter long banquet table on the iconic 14th-century Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic.
The residents of Prague celebrated the lifting of the mandatory measures to hinder the coronavirus.
Ondrej Kobza, one of Prague’s cafe owners, organized the event, wanting to celebrate the end of the crisis with gathering the people up to show that they are no longer afraid to meet others.
Around 2,000 seats were placed alongside the table on the bridge. The people of Prague were invited to bring food and drinks to share, killed to birds with one stone, and to welcome summer.
Some traditional dishes were served, including carp and dumplings.
Merrymakers shared snacks and sipped drinks, which they brought from home, as local musicians played nearby.
Eva Nesverova, who was amongst the diner, said that she wanted to attend because she wanted to enjoy more of life.
Galina Khomchenko-Krejcikova had found the event on Facebook and joined after finishing a night shift. She had no time to prepare anything, so she brought some wine and snacks we had at home.”
The Czech Republic has fared relatively well.
The Czech Republic is also starting to relax recommended rules on traveling into the bloc from abroad. They were among the first countries in Europe to react to the pandemic by recommending the wearing of masks.
According to Euronews, as of July 1st, face masks will no longer be compulsory in public transport and building in the greater part of the Czech Republic.
Previously, businesses, as well as meeting places in the country, had been allowed to reopen. Travel bans and restrictions at the borders for citizens and residents had been lifted.
In the Czech Republic, a country of around 10 million, there have been fewer than 12,000 infected and about 350 cases of death.
The Czech Republic is a landlocked country in Central Europe bordered by Austria to the south, Germany to the west, Poland to the northeast, and Slovakia to the southeast.
According to https://english.radio.cz/ the Eurostat data show that income poverty rates in the Czech Republic are second lowest in the European Union.