It was one-of-a-kind party that Czechs held on Tuesday, June 30. Residents of the city gathered in huge numbers at the iconic Charles Bridge in Prague to give a symbolic farewell to the Coronavirus Pandemic. A 500-metre long table with more than 2000 seats was set up on the bridge, where people brought food and wine and shared it with each other. There was music too as people danced and socialised.
Czech Republic with a population of 10 million has had less than 12,000 cases of Coronavirus and 350 deaths so far. The event’s organisers who announced the event on social media platforms like Facebook, told media that the celebrations were possible due to the lack of tourists in the city. Organisers also said that they wanted to celebrate the end of the coronavirus pandemic by letting people meet like before and encouraging public dining.
The country was quick to enforce a lockdown and handled the crisis well but last week there were 260 new coronavirus cases, its highest number since April 8. Here's a look at some of the pictures from the party.
People gathered on the iconic Charles Bridge on June 30 for the farewell party.
Residents of the city were seen socialising with each other.
People brought food from their homes and shared it with others.