Czech government to allow shops, restaurants to reopen from Dec. 3

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The Czech Republic’s health minister Jan Blatny on Sunday said the government will allow restaurants and non-essential shops to reopen on December 3. style=”font-size:40px; line-height: 1.3em; font-weight: 800; padding:7px;”>Czech government to allow shops, restaurants to reopen from Dec. The largest Christmas market at the Old Town Square in Czech capital was cancelled due to the coronovirus pandemic measures. 3

By Elena Pavlovska
Journalist

epa08840769 A woman wearing protective face mask walks as workers decorate a Christmas tree at Old Town Square in Prague, Czech Republic, 25 November 2020. Currently, only 6 people are allowed to gather. Shops and restaurants will however, have to limit customer numbers. The government said it will move down to level 3 on its 5-level coronavirus risk scale. As of Saturday, total cases in the country stood at 518,649, while coronavirus-related deaths reached 8,054. The announcement comes as the country’s daily COVID infections dropped below 5,000 in six out of the past seven days. EPA-EFE/MARTIN DIVISEK

A woman wearing protective face mask walks as workers decorate a Christmas tree at Old Town Square in Prague, Czech Republic, 25 November 2020. The night-time curfew will be lifted, but pubs will have to close by 10pm. Under the new rules, museums and galleries can open with limited capacity and individual indoor sports activities can resume. The largest Christmas market at the Old Town Square in Czech capital was cancelled due to the coronovirus pandemic measures. The only Christmas tree will standing on the square and will be light up on first Advent weekend. The only Christmas tree will standing on the square and will be light up on first Advent weekend. “The shorter the period stores are open before Christmas, the higher the concentration of people would be in shops”, Blatny said, adding that the government plans to introduce wider antigen testing. The number of people who may gather will increase to 50 people outside and 10 inside.