Reading this article, there is a line,
But Kazakhstan, home to 18 million, embraced its re-discovered freedoms with gusto. Family-oriented Kazakhs went back and forth to see relatives, and police would routinely bust wedding parties of up to 100 people as large gatherings were still banned. Cafes and gyms were busy again, and borders were opened to ease travel
Since I would not like to make this question so long, I take the meaning "embrace" as "to welcome or accept eagerly : attach oneself to : avail oneself of readily", and gusto as "vitality marked by an overabundance of healthy positive and often unrefined vigor and enthusiasm".
My questions are:
Is my understanding of each term correct?
What does the bold line mean in the context of the whole line?