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Restrictions on restaurant operations and exercise of powers under the Emergency Powers Act will continue

31.3.2020 17.44

On 31 March, the Government issued a decree restricting the operations of restaurants throughout the country.

All restaurants must be closed starting from Saturday 4 April 2020. The restrictions will remain in force until the end of May. The restrictions apply to all restaurant operations except for preparing food for take away and for delivery by food couriers. The restrictions do not apply to canteens or restaurants that are essential for food supply such as canteens in schools, hospitals and similar establishments, or personnel restaurants that serve in-house personnel only.

Press release 

Press conference 30.3.
Government extends measures related to emergency conditions until 13 May

30.3.2020 16.23

The Government decided to extend until 13 May 2020 the duration of the previously imposed restrictions to slow down the spread of coronavirus infections and to protect those at risk. 

Prime Minister Sanna Marin, Minister of Finance Katri Kulmuni, Minister of Education Li Andersson, Minister of the Interior Maria Ohisalo and Minister of Justice Anna-Maja Henriksson were present at the press conference. 

Recording of the press conference | 
Press conference photos | Flickr

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