Czech Government to Allow Outdoor Events From May 17

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From Monday, May 17, it will be possible to organize cultural events outdoors with a maximum of 700 spectators.

The condition for entry would be passing a PCR test, a minimum of 14 days from vaccination or a maximum of 90 days from contracting covid-19.

This was stated by the Minister of Culture Lubomír Zaorálek (ČSSD) at a press conference after the government meeting on Monday. Cultural events that take place indoors are likely to be approved by the government a week later.

According to Zaorálek, in contrast to the original agreement with the Ministry of Health, it was not possible to enforce the possibility of organizing cultural events within the same date.

However, according to him, the government adopted a resolution in the sense that if the favorable trend continues and the development of 75 newly infected per 100,000 inhabitants per week is achieved within the next week, it will be possible to organize cultural events inside which will take begin 24 May.

The condition will be a maximum occupancy of 50 percent of the seating capacity, a maximum of 500 people inside and 1000 people outside. again vaccination, test or distance from the disease not longer than 90 days.

Czech government massively relax restrictions

Today all closed shops and several services reopened after a few months of closure. 

Services include shoe repair shops, car bazaars, car showrooms, cable cars, solariums, watchmakers, goldsmiths, carpenters and travel agencies.

The reopening of shops takes place with strict hygiene measures remaining in place, including the ratio of one customer per 15 sq.m., and mandatory respirators and two-meter distancing.

Children returned to all elementary schools under strict conditions even in the hardest-hit regions. All have to wear face masks and be tested twice a week. They are also returning on a rotating basis, with in-school attendance one week and distance learning the next.

The relaxation move came as the daily number of new cases dropped from almost 17,000 in early March to 381 on Sunday, the lowest figure since the end of August while the number of infected fell to 101 per 100,000 people in the past seven days.

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