Shops reopen in Czech Republic, mask-wearing in public no longer mandatory

The Czech Republic today reopened its shops and museums following a six-month closure.

Czech citizens are also no longer obliged to wear the mask in public spaces, although it remains obligatory inside buildings.

A shop owner, Petra Linhartova, commented that consumers will be eager to start shopping following months of closure. “After five months, I think that clients will now need new clothes”, she stated.

The relaxing of a number of measures was permitted as the number of new covid cases remained under 100 in one week for every 100,000 residents.

Despite the easing of restrictions, restaurants, bars and hotels remain closed in the country.