2020.04.16 12:17

IKEA and other DIY stores to reopen in Lithuania

BNS2020.04.16 12:17

Some of the major DIY stores reopened in Lithuania on Thursday, a day after the government partially eased coronavirus quarantine restrictions. 

Ermitažas has already reopened its stores in Klaipėda and Šiauliai, while the stores in Kaunas and Vilnius will be reopened by Saturday.

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Senukai, another major DIY chain, also said it was reopening its stores in Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipėda and outleets elsewhere in Lithuania that meet the safety requirements.

Depo said on its website it is resuming operations on Thursday.

Meanwhite, IKEA plans to reopen on Saturday, the Swedish chain's spokeswoman in Lithuania, Renata Dantė, told BNS.

On Wednesday, the government allowed some businesses to reopen after a month-long shutdown, provided that they can ensure safety requirements.

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The shops will need to have direct access from the street, limit face-to-face contact to 20 minutes, and ensure a density of one client per 10 square metres. Only one person can be served at a time, according to the government guidelines.

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