Government decides on temporary restrictions to the operations of food and beverage service businesses
On 29 September, the Government decided on temporary restrictions to the opening hours and alcohol sales hours of food and beverage service businesses in order to curb the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic. The Government will adopt the decree on the restrictions at an extraordinary session on 30 September.
In line with the decree, food and beverage service businesses may be open as of 4.00 and must be closed no later than 1.00. Alcohol sales may begin no earlier than 9.00 and must end no later than 24.00.
The decree will enter into force on 1 October and is set to remain in force until 31 October.
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