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At 500-metre desk, Prague Citizens See Coronavirus Out with a Dinner on the Medieval Charles Bridge

Residents dine at a 500-metre-long desk spanning throughout the size of the medieval Charles Bridge as restrictions ease following the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) outbreak, in Prague, Czech Republic June 30, 2020. REUTERS/David W Cerny

As of June 30, the nation of 10.7 million reported 11,895 circumstances and 349 deaths related to the sickness, many fewer than a lot of its Western friends.

  • Reuters Prague
  • Last Updated: July 1, 2020, 9:19 AM IST

Seated round a 500-metre-long desk lined with white fabric, Prague residents gathered on the medieval Charles Bridge on Tuesday to say goodbye to the brand new coronavirus epidemic.

On the eve of the easing of but extra restrictions imposed since March to curb the unfold of the COVID-19 sickness, individuals stuffed the bridge, a landmark that runs between historic Prague quarters on the banks of the Vltava river.

“The bridge is a good metaphor, different people can gather,” stated Ondrej Kobza, who organised the occasion.

The occasion “is a kind of celebration, to show that we are not afraid, that we go out and we won’t be stuck at home,” he stated, noting that the dinner was solely doable as a result of there have been hardly any vacationers now.

The friends had been invited to share amongst themselves the meals and drinks they introduced.

The Czech Republic was among the many first to implement robust restrictions designed to curb the coronavirus in mid-March. As of June 30, the nation of 10.7 million reported 11,895 circumstances and 349 deaths related to the sickness, many fewer than a lot of its Western friends.


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