04-05-2020

Czechs to Reopen Cinemas as Covid-19 Declines

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PRAGUE: The Czech government has announced the re-opening of cinemas on 11 May 2020, earlier than originally planned.

Some precautions will remain in place in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis. Every other row must remain empty, and couples may sit together, but there must be one seat between other audience members. There will be no food or drink services, and consumption of food will be banned in the theatres.

The Czech Republic was one of the first countries to implement strict restrictions and the enforced wearing of face masks. As a result, it has seen a leveling off of the growth of Covid-19 cases, and a decline in the overall number of active cases over the past two weeks.