AKIPRESS.COM - People in the Czech capital, Prague, built a 1,600-foot table and held a massive public dinner party on Tuesday, to celebrate the end of the country's coronavirus lockdown, reports CNN.
But the World Health Organization has warned that the pandemic is not over, and the Czech Republic is still banning many foreigners from crossing its borders - a rule that allowed the event to take place.
"We want to celebrate the end of the coronavirus crisis with people meeting up and showing they're no longer afraid to meet others. That they aren't afraid to accept a bite of a sandwich from someone," Ondrej Kobza, the Prague cafe owner who organized the event, told the Agence France-Presse news agency.
A country of around 10 million, the Czech Republic has seen around 12,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 349 deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
The European Union formally agreed a set of recommendations on Tuesday that will allow travelers from outside the bloc to visit EU countries, months after it shut its external borders in response to the pandemic.