Hundreds of people gathered to celebrate the end of the Czech Republic’s coronavirus crisis on Prague’s glorious Charles Bridge on Tuesday.
The street party included a giant group dinner with tables spanning 500 metres. To join in, everyone had to bring something – whether it was food, drink or flowers. Several improvised bands performed for the party-goers. As they say when clinking glasses in that part of the world Na Zdravi!
The country, which introduced tough restrictions in mid-March, has registered fewer than 12,000 coronavirus cases and fewer than 350 deaths, significantly lower than many of its Western peers.
The event organiser Ondrej Kobza told AFP: "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. Society mustn't be afraid. "
He added: "It's sort of a celebration of life. "
The only restrictions to remain in place in Prague will be the need to wear face masks in the Metro and indoors if there is a group of more than 100.
Back at home, a lot of us have been donning running shoes and getting fitter in lockdown too. NHS-backed fitness app Couch to 5k had a boost in downloads between March and the end of June, with more than 858,000 of us downloading the app (myself included). That’s a 92 per cent increase over the same period in 2019.
And to round off with some promising medical news, up to a third of healthy people without symptoms of coronavirus may have developed immunity to it, international research suggests.
The findings suggest that public immunity could be twice that found in antibody tests, meaning infection hotspots such as London could be further along the path to herd immunity than thought. The results come after a study of an Italian town that was among the first in Europe to be hit by the virus showed that 40 per cent of those infected had no symptoms. You can read more about the study here.
Three pleasant things to put into your head
Baby panda. That is all.
Baby goat. That is all.
I think the world would be a better place if everyone had a happy baby goat living under their stove.pic.twitter.com/HxcuwXQejJ
— Roxi Horror 💀🌸 (@roxiqt) June 28, 2020
And the Hamilton movie will be released on Friday on Dinsey+ – here's something to keep you going in the meantime
Jimmy joins @TheRoots, @Lin_Manuel and the Original Broadway Cast of @HamiltonMusical for a performance of “Helpless” using at-home instruments! Don’t miss #Hamilfilm on @disneyplus July 3rd! pic.twitter.com/XHZ0zYJGpi
— The Tonight Show (@FallonTonight) June 27, 2020
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