Finland is considering restricting the sale of alcohol in bars and restaurants from 5:00 p.m. onwards.

The Finnish health authorities proposed this Thursday to limit the sale of alcohol in bars and restaurants from 5:00 p.m. onwards, although customers can consume if they present the COVID-19 certificate.

At a press conference, the Finnish Minister for Family and Basic Services, Krista Kiuru, the panel of experts advising the executive on dealing with the pandemic, recommended that the authorities impose “stricter restrictions” on restaurants, according to the newspaper “Ilta.” -Sanomat ‘.

Likewise, they have suggested that bars and restaurants close their doors at 6:00 p.m., although none of the restrictions would apply in fast food restaurants or cafeterias that do not sell alcohol.

Finland is considering restricting the sale of alcohol in bars and restaurants from 5:00 p.m. onwards.
Finland is considering restricting the sale of alcohol in bars and restaurants from 5:00 p.m. onwards.

The Finnish government is expected to decide late Thursday or Friday morning whether to introduce these new restrictions. If approved, it would go into effect this Sunday.

Kiuru has warned that there is only one intensive care place left in Finland as 49 people are currently being admitted, reported the Helsingin Sanomat newspaper.

Finland has found 1,344 new infections with COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, so experts have warned of the possibility that winter is “very harsh”. In Finland, 83.7 percent of adults have the full vaccination schedule.

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