The long-awaited lifting of the regulation – imposed in March shortly after a state of emergency was declared – coincided with the final phase of an easing of lockdown restrictions, in which pubs, restaurants, hotels and museums have been fully reopening their doors.
Czech officials have pressed ahead with a phased easing of restrictions amid a consistent decline in the number of confirmed cases. The health minister, Adam Vojtěch, declared last week that “the Covid-19 crisis is behind us”.
Health ministry figures reported 9,196 confirmed cases as of 30 May, with nearly 400,000 tests performed. There have been 319 deaths.
Czech Republic lifts face mask rule as coronavirus restrictions ease