Czech Republic reopens indoor dining

Prague, May 31 (EFE) .-The Czech Republic on Monday reopened indoor restaurants after a five-month closure to curb the spread of coronavirus infections.

Guests will have to observe social distancing and provide negative coronavirus tests or proof of vaccination against Covid-19, Health Minister Adam Vojtech’s said in an announcement last week.

Vojtech said he was not enthusiastic about the easing of restrictions, but that the government had to follow a ruling by the Supreme Administrative Court.

Restaurants had been closed since December in the country that was hard hit by a third wave of infections.

Since the start of the pandemic, the Czech Republic has recorded 1.7 million Covid-19 infections and 30,108 deaths.

The 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 of the population in Czech Republic, one of the world’s hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic, now stands at 118.

Some 35% of the Czech population have received the first vaccine shot, while 13% have been fully vaccinated.


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