ST. PETERSBURG, June 14. /TASS/. The work of food courts and night work of restaurants in St. Petersburg will be suspended from June 17, the press service of the city governor's administration said on Monday.
"From June 17, <...> the work of food courts and food places, with the exception of those located at train stations, airports, gas stations, as well as the provision of catering services using the delivery service; the work of restaurants from 02:00 to 06:00, with the exception of takeaway service to hotel rooms, home delivery, as well as industrial canteens, is prohibited (temporarily suspended),"according to the statement.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the authorities of St. Petersburg have also banned any public events indoors and outdoors with more than 3,000 spectators, the press service of the city governor's administration added.
The city authorities also ruled to reduce the maximum occupancy of cinema halls to 50%, the press service added.
"From June 17, the occupancy of cinema halls has been reduced from 75% to 50%. The maximum number of visitors to cultural and entertainment events held both indoors and outdoors should not exceed 3,000 people," according to the statement.
The government of St. Petersburg also noted that due to the pandemic, the city ball of medalists, which was traditionally held in the summer for graduates who graduated with honors, has been canceled.
"The celebration for the best graduates, the Ball of Medalists, is canceled," the statement says.
The city administration also announced stepping up precautions in the fan zones of the UEFA European Football Championship. From June 17, no catering or food sales are allowed in the fan zones, with the exception of beverages.
At the same time, the city authorities reported that the main fan zone on Konyushennaya Square will accommodate up to 5,000 people. A similar restriction on occupancy will also apply to the public viewing area of matches on Palace Square (it will operate only on July 2, 3, 6, 7 and 11, on the days of the games) - no more than 5,000 people can be in it at the same time.
The rescheduled 2020 UEFA Euro Cup runs from June 11 to July 11. St. Petersburg hosts seven games: Belgium - Russia (June 12), Poland - Slovakia (June 14), Finland - Russia (June 16), Sweden - Slovakia (June 18), Finland - Belgium (June 21), Sweden - Poland (June 23), as well as the quarterfinals on July 2.