Estonian PM: 2+2 rule to continue for quite long

  • 2020-04-23
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - The 2+2 rule applied for the prevention of the spread of coronavirus will remain in force in Estonia for a long time, Prime Minister Juri Ratas said on Thursday. 

The prime minister said at the government press conference that while the restrictions on assembly and public events are to be gradually relaxed, the 2+2 rule will remain in place "for quite long."  

Ratas observed that it's quite easy to observe the 2+2 rule in cinemas and theaters, for instance, by arranging for the sale of tickets correspondingly.

Interior Minister Mart Helme added that the government also has discussed easing the restrictions on assembly and the possibility of allowing public events with limited numbers of participants.

Helme added that no decision has been made regarding that.