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Restaurant and bars' reopening date to be announced

National News // April 29, 2020

Later today we should have a better idea on when bars and restaurants will be allowed to open and when the ban of gatherings of more than 1,000 will be lifted. 

Photo by Luca Bravo on Unsplash Restaurant and bars' reopening date to be announced

Press reports suggest the Federal Council may allow restaurants to open on May 11th, but not bars and may ban large events until September. 

Many of the summer festivals have already been cancelled – such as Paleo and the Montreux Jazz Festival. 

Restaurants will have to have at least 2 meters between tables – but a group of up to 6 could sit together. 

The hospitality sector is warning of a wave of bankruptcies if the sector has to stay closed beyond June. 


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