TRNC government announces new measures, extends night curfew by one hour

The TRNC government has extended night curfew by one hour on weekdays, and the anticipated decision to close down on Saturday was not issued. 

Following the increase in local contamination in coronavirus cases in the country, the new decisions announced by Prime Minister Ersin Sarner was agreed on in a meeting of the Council of Ministers on Thursday.

By the new decisions, night time curfew will now be between 9:00pm and 5:00am every day of the week starting from Monday, April, 19, 2021 to April, 26 except on Sundays, when a total lockdown will be imposed. 

Markets will open for service between 7:00am and 8:00pm during week days.

On Sundays, all businesses and activities will be closed, except for pharmacies, bakeries, gas stations and agriculture, animal husbandry and related industrial enterprises.

On Saturdays, restaurants, cafes, patisseries, barbers, hairdressers, taverns, clubs, indoor sports halls, retail stores can open until 6:00pm.

Sectors that will continue their activities will have to shorten their working hours on Saturdays and an obligation to close at 6:00pm was imposed.

Mass worship and mass iftars are prohibited. Accordingly, mass prayers and Ramadan iftar events to be held in mosques between 19-26 April will be prohibited.       

- If the cases increase at the same rate until April 21, 2021, it has been decided that the above sectors will be closed on Saturdays and that restaurants, cafes, patisseries and taverns can only serve takeaway.  

Closed Places;  
- Movie theaters, engagement-wedding halls, birthdays, mevlids, casinos, bars, taverns, hookah cafes and halls, all kinds of game halls, indoor playgrounds, internet cafes, massage rooms, spa, restaurants serving open buffets, night clubs, club, Turkish bath, saunas.  

Open Places;  
All public institutions and organizations will continue to work in their normal working order within the framework of pandemic rules.  

No raise in fuel

Saner announced that they decided to not making the necessary hike on fuel products within the framework of their efforts to reduce the cost of living in the country.

Saner reported that 68 million TL has been spent so far in order not to make the lives of citizens more difficult under the pandemic conditions.

Prime Minister Saner said, "While we expect an increase of 25 cents for 95 octane gasoline, 28 cents for 98 octane lead gasoline and 12 cents for Euro and kerosene, these were not done in order not to decrease the quality of life of the citizens."

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