The Czech government announced Monday it would begin relaxing some coronavirus restrictions this week, including allowing some stores to reopen and exercising without a mask.
“People will be able to exercise alone without face masks as of Tuesday. On Thursday, certain shops that have been closed until now, will be allowed to reopen. Essential travel outside the Czech Republic will be allowed from Tuesday, 14 April,” a government press release says.
Shops such as hobby markets, construction and hardware stores, bicycle stores and repair centers are among those allowed to reopen. Outdoor sports facilities for individual sports are also opening, but only to some extent (for example, you can play tennis, but can't take a shower in the center afterwards).
According to the Ministry of Health, as of 9 a.m. local time on Thursday, the number of confirmed cases in the Czech Republic has now reached 5,033 and 91 people have died. The number of people tested for coronavirus is 98,681.
There have been at least 295 new cases in the past 24 hours, according to Johns Hopkins University's count.