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Caterers in Latvia might be allowed to reduce space per person to 3 square meters

BC, Riga, 29.06.2020.Print version
Caterers in Latvia might be allowed to reduce the minimum floor space they are required to provide per each client because of Covid-19, Economics Minister Janis Vitenburgs (KPV LV) told journalists today, cites LETA.

Under the present Covid-19 rules, the caterers are required to provide at least four square meters per person in indoor establishments. 

Vitenbergs said that talks with the Health Ministry resulted in a compromise solution, which would be three square meters per person in restaurants, cafes and bars. 

"As a minister, I am happy about the easing of any restrictions. The Economics Ministry came up with the proposal to lift the four square meters requirement. Three square meters might be the comprise," the minister said. 

Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) said that tomorrow his government will decide on the Health Ministry's proposals concerning Covid-19 restrictions. The premier, however, did not specify which restrictions might be considered for easing. 

The current restrictions are effective until June 30. 

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