Several new hospital districts have entered the acceleration phase in recent days.
Government is due to discuss and decide in the afternoon on new restaurant restrictions due to the accelerating coronavirus pandemic.
According to HS data at the sitting beginning at 1 p.m. Decisions on restaurant restrictions during the acceleration phase will be made at least for the regions of Kainuu, Kanta-Häme, Central Finland, Northern Savonia, Satakunta and North Karelia.
The regions themselves have said in the past that they are in the acceleration phase, but the government has not yet imposed any restrictions on the acceleration phase.
At the moment Restaurant restrictions during the acceleration phase apply in the Kymenlaakso, Pirkanmaa, Päijät-Häme, Uusimaa and Southwest Finland regions.
In these areas, drinks are allowed between seven in the morning and midnight, and restaurants must close their doors no later than one at night. The so-called beverage restaurants use half of the customer seats, the food restaurants three quarters.
There is only one thing on the agenda of the board meeting, namely restaurant restrictions. A significant number of ministers are still on summer vacation.