Prague went off the menu for this celebration.
People in the Czech capital broke bread around a 1,600-meter table on Tuesday night to give a “symbolic farewell” to the coronavirus pandemic.
Its residents gathered at the large table set up along the famous 14th-century Charles Bridge, after the government eased the restrictions at major meetings.
“The bridge is a good metaphor, different people can gather,” said Ondrej Kobza, who cooked the event.
Guests were invited to share the drinks and food they brought around the table covered with a white cloth and flowers.
The common meal was “a kind of celebration to show that we are not afraid, we will go out and not get stuck at home” to Kobza Reuters.
The Czech Republic, a country of about 10.7 million, was among the first countries to introduce strict restrictions designed to stop the outbreak in mid-March.
According to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, there were fewer 12,006 viruses and 349 fatalities than the European neighbors in the country on Wednesday.
The government has allowed mass meetings up to 1,000 people last week, and restaurants and bars have been allowed to serve people inside for a month.
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