Estonian authorities to introduce new restrictions due to COVID-19

The Estonian government is introducing new restrictions in the fight against coronavirus. This was announced by Prime Minister Jüri Ratas on Tuesday, November 10.

“<...> we have offered recommendations on how to reduce the spread of the virus in the workplace, home family circle, public transport and other public places. Besides, in the current situation, we consider it necessary to toughen restrictions for trade, catering and entertainment enterprises in order to keep the virus spreading under control,” the Estonian Government Communication Bureau quotes him as saying.

The state authorities recommend employees to work remotely if possible, to give up joint events and Christmas parties in the workplace. In addition, Estonian citizens should wear medical masks in public transport, public places as well as at conferences, concerts, theaters and cinemas.

The day before it was reported that the Hungarian authorities also introduced additional measures against coronavirus for 30 days. At the same time, the state undertook to compensate entrepreneurs for losses, as well as to exempt employers from paying social security contributions. In addition, the state will cover 50% of the wages of these workers, provided that they keep their jobs and continue to receive wages.