TRNC government announces new measures

The Government of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus on Friday announced new measures that will be effective in the coming week.

The new measures was announced by Prime Minister Ersan Saner after a meeting of the Council of Ministers.  

The following decisions were recommended by the Higher Committee for Infectious Diseases, revised and adopted by the Council of Ministers;

-From Monday, March, 15, 2021 - Monday, March, 22, 2021, night-time curfew will be between 9:00pm to 5:00am.

-There will be partial curfew, from 9:00pm on Friday, March, 12, to 5:00am on Monday, March, 15. People will only be allowed to meet essential needs.

-All businesses and activities, except for pharmacies, petrol stations, bakeries (production only) livestock and related enterprises will be closed on Sunday, March, 14 and on Sunday, March, 21.

From Monday, March, 15 – Saturday, March, 20:

-Markets will be open between 8:00am and 8:00pm. (Including Saturdays)

-Retail and merchandising services (except supermarkets and workplaces supplying all sectors) will be open between 10:00am and 8:00pm.

Establishments that will remain closed:
– Theatres and cinemas, performance centres, concert halls, engagement-wedding halls, casinos, bars, tavernas, all kinds of game halls, swimming pools, gyms and indoor sports halls, massage parlours, spas, indoor sports halls, open buffet restaurants, night clubs, clubs, Turkish baths and saunas.

-All businesses and activities that are not stated implicitly may be open.

-Decisions on whether or not to open closed sectors will be decided next week according to case numbers.

-Movement between districts will continue to be carried out under the control of District Police Boards.

-Public transport will be allowed to operate at 50 per cent capacity. Seats behind drivers will be left empty. Due to the higher infection rate in Girne and Lefkoşa, public transport services will only be allowed to operate within their own districts.

-Restaurants will be allowed to serve sit-in customers starting on Saturdays, March, 20, 2021. Restaurants, cafes and coffee shops are currently allowed to serve sit-in customers during the week in outdoor seating areas.

-A decision whether or not to allow restaurants to serve sit-in customers indoors will be produced following evaluations to be made by the Higher Committee for Infectious Diseases later next week. 

-Individual and non-contact training for sports activities is permitted.

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