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Topic Reading-Vol.3010-7/8/2020

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2020/07/08 Topic Reading-Vol.3010-7/8/2020

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Prague celebrates end of coronavirus lockdown with mass dinner party at 1,600-foot table

The Czech Republic seems to move faster than others in Europe and maybe in the world. The Czech government declared a state of emergency on Mar. 12, closed its borders a few days later and issued a nationwide curfew. The small republic with just 10 million population has seen over 12,000 confirmed Covid-19 cases and about 350 deaths so far. While dozens of confirmed cases still have been reported daily, the country lifted the months-long lockdown and allowed citizens to have a gathering of as many as 2,500 people at a time. In Prague, the capital city and popular tourist destination, the residents were quick to celebrate the end of the restrictions and had a very long dinner on June 30. Indeed, they created a 500-meter-long table for a massive potluck dinner party. They must have enjoyed the outdoor dinner party without face masks or shields. But are they really in a position to celebrate anything at the moment?

Read the article and watch the video and think about what the republic will be like a few weeks from now.

https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/czech-public-dinner-lockdown-scli-intl/index.html

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