Health Ministry backs reopening hotels, swimming pools May 27

Health Minister Yuli Edelstein signed off on an order allowing bars, restaurants, nightclubs, swimming pools, hotels, youth groups, and informal classes, the ministry confirms.

Effective May 27, the rules will retain caps on the number of patrons.

For restaurants, bars, and nightclubs, venues that can fit up to 100 patrons may operate at full capacity, while those larger may only keep it 85% full. Tables must be spaced 1.5 meters apart, all customers must have their temperatures taken, and other hygiene measures are required.

For swimming pools, each swimmer must be given 10 square meters alongside the pool and 6 square meters within the water.

The order still requires government approval, the ministry says.

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