If the public doesn’t adhere to the latest coronavirus regulations, Christmas can only be done remotely and on screen, says Üllar Lanno, head of the health board (Terviseamet), given the continued rise in coronavirus numbers.
“At the moment you can go to a restaurant in a group of up to 10 people, enjoy parties and experience cultural events,” Lanno told the daily Eesti Päevaleht (EPL), referring to Friday’s announcement that the “10 + 1 “Rule (maximum 10) applies to people, at least two meters between people in public) apply from Monday.
However, Lanno told EPL (link in Estonian) this must be taken into account if stricter regulations are to be avoided.
“Society needs to understand that adhering to every rule set is extremely important,” Lanno continued.
Another trigger for wider restrictions would be a steady rise in hospital stays, he said, adding that the last moment of truth would be in two or three weeks.
Lanno also said the public should stay there for January, adding that a pending vaccine – which he said over 200 strains would be developed – would at least make certain groups sufficiently resistant to the virus.
Numbers released by the Health Board saw hundreds of coronavirus cases every day through much of November.
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