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Czechs toast Christmas return to pubs, shops
  + stars: | 2020-12-03 | by ( Jason Hovet | ) sentiment -0.78   time to read: +2 min
PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czechs raised glasses in pubs, grabbed lunch again at restaurants and hit the shops for the first time since October on Thursday as coronavirus measures were eased before the Christmas season. People carrying shopping bags walk on a street, as restrictions ease following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Prague, Czech Republic, December 3, 2020. “It is certainly a huge benefit and I think it adds to the Christmas atmosphere that people can enjoy the shops again,” said Marcela Judlova after shopping on Prague’s central Wenceslas Square. ** For an interactive graphic: ( 4 images )(GRAPHIC: The pandemic in the Czech Republic and its neighbours - )Czech media reported scattered lines of customers outside shops and hairdressers around the country. ** For interactive graphic: Czech Republic: daily COVID-19 cases - )
Persons: David W Cerny, , Marcela Judlova, Jan Koci, , ” Havel, Vaclav Hrbek Organizations: REUTERS, Reuters, Alpine Locations: PRAGUE, Prague, Czech Republic, Prague’s, Square, Europe, Germany, Czech, Cafe Jericho
Czech government to allow shops, restaurants to reopen from Dec. 3
  + stars: | 2020-11-29 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
A Christmas tree is illuminated as the traditional Christmas market has been cancelled at the Old Town Square in Prague due to COVID-19 concerns, Czech Republic, November 28, 2020. REUTERS/David W CernyPRAGUE (Reuters) - The Czech government will allow restaurants and non-essential shops to reopen on Thursday, Dec. 3, as a wave of coronavirus infections eases, Health Mister Jan Blatny said on Sunday. The country will move down one notch to level 3 on its 5-level coronavirus risk scale, which means all shops and restaurants can open but must limit customer numbers to allow for social distancing. “The shorter the period stores are open before Christmas, the higher the concentration of people would be in shops,” he told a news conference. The daily number of new cases dropped below 5,000 in six out of the past seven days.
Persons: David W Cerny, Jan Blatny, Organizations: Old, REUTERS, David W Cerny PRAGUE Locations: Prague, Czech Republic, Czech
FILE PHOTO: A man sits on a chair next to Western Union currency exchange office in Prague, Czech Republic, September 8, 2017. REUTERS/David W Cerny/File PhotoDUBAI (Reuters) - Western Union, the world’s largest money transfer firm, has acquired a 15% stake in the digital payment unit of Saudi Arabia’s STC Group for $200 million. He said the deal created the first “Saudi unicorn and the first fintech unicorn in the Middle East”. Reducing dependence on cash is part of Saudi government efforts to modernise the economy of the world’s largest oil exporter. STC said its stc pay unit is the first licensed fintech company by the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority, the Saudi central bank, and has more than 4.5 million users.
Persons: David W Cerny, Mohammed bin Khalid Abdullah Al Faisal Organizations: Western Union, REUTERS, DUBAI, Reuters, Saudi Arabia’s, stc, STC, Unicorns, Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority Locations: Prague, Czech Republic, Western, Saudi
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