Sweden Lifts Audience Cap for Restaurant Events 10-Fold to 500
(Bloomberg) -- Sweden’s government is planning to ease restrictions for restaurant audiences, despite an uptick in the number of Covid-19 cases in recent weeks.
Starting Oct. 15, restaurants and cafés will be allowed to host events with a seated audience of up to 500 people compared to the current limit of 50, according to the Minister of Home Affairs, Mikael Damberg.
“We must all do everything we can to not end up in a situation where we have to go back to the restrictions again, as we see many other countries in Europe are having to do,” Damberg said at a press conference in Stockholm.
The government said it’s also aiming to review restrictions in place for other cultural and sporting events.
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