New Year’s Eve Prague: Party like before the coronavirus! The clubs danced without respirators
Party like before the coronavirus pandemic! This is what it looked like in a number of Prague clubs on New Year’s Eve – dozens of people huddled together at the bar and had their body glued to their bodies on the dance floor, and no one bothered with respirators. Since Thursday, the Supreme Administrative Court has again allowed “it to start” in music clubs and discos, which many of them have used. The number of guests related to the number of chairs was reduced, and the condition of a mandatory spacing of 1.5 meters also disappeared. And – where dance entertainment is the main subject of business and it is not primarily an impact event, the condition does not apply to a maximum of 50 guests. However, the obligation to wear respirators still applies indoors.
As many as 60,000 visitors came to Prague to celebrate the end of 2021. Many of them also went to music clubs and discos, which they could open at the last minute. The measures preventing the exuberant New Year’s Eve party were given a significant rift – the government of Petr Fiala (ODS) had to react to the verdict of the Supreme Administrative Court and newly allowed people to steam at discos and music clubs. This is at a time when the Czechia is expecting a strike of the coronavirus variant omicron.
“Clubs and discos have really lost the condition that guests be seated and that there are no more seats than overall, as well as the regulation of spacing.” spokesman for the Ministry of Health Ondřej Jakob told Blesk Zprávy on Thursday.
Many clubs, with the help of Blesk, did not manage to open at the last minute, but some took advantage of the cracks and welcomed visitors with unlimited capacity. The Duplex club on Wenceslas Square, which published several videos from the New Year’s Eve party, did well. Hundreds of people can be seen dancing on the dance floor, sticking to each other or pressing at the bar. The respirator has almost no one, the condition of wearing respirators indoors still applies. Statement of the Prague Hygiene and the Minister of Health Vlastimil Válka (TOP 09) Blesk.cz is looking for.