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Changes bring greater certainty

Mount Hawthorn cafe and restaurant owner Mirko Silvestri had only been open for a matter of months before the pandemic hit, forcing him to let go of staff and limit his service to cafe takeaway only.

He feared for his family’s future and was unsure whether Lupo Lab would survive the shutdown.

But after learning he would be allowed to welcome more than the current 20 customers at a time from next weekend, he was now more hopeful.

“To be honest, it’s been a great relief,” Mr Silvestri said.

A bald man standing behind the counter of a cafe
Mirko Silvestri’s cafe restaurant in Mt Hawthorn had been open for less than a year when the shutdown hit.(ABC News: Jacob Kagi)

“We are very glad to be in Western Australia where we’ve been very safe.

“And we are glad now thanks to all the [measures] that have been applied, we’re in the position to go back to our normal life.”

Mr Silvestri said it was community support that helped his business through the challenge and he would thank his customers by continuing the delivery service.

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