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    TRNC: curfew will continue, Full details

    The Council of Ministers announced new measures regarding Covid-19. Partial curfew will continue from 21:00 at night to 05:00 in the morning from Monday to Friday, and businesses will be closed except for markets and mandatory needs on Saturday, March 13. On Sunday, March 14, on the other hand, a “Full Curfew” will be imposed, and everywhere except pharmacies and bakeries will be closed.

    The outdoor areas of the restaurants open on March 10, and special education centers open on March 8. Both sector representatives were asked to have PCR tests done until this time.

    With the Legislative Decree, private sector employees will again be able to receive payments from their Provident Fund savings. Those who have investments in the Providence Fund will be able to draw 2 thousand TL each in March and April.
    According to this;

    The partial curfew will continue from Monday to Friday from 21 pm to 5 am.

    The partial curfew will continue from 5 a.m. on Saturday, 13 March to 5 a.m. on Monday, 15 March.

    Businesses that will meet the essential needs will be opened on Saturday, March 13. Other businesses are closed.

    Businesses other than the bakery pharmacy will be closed on Sunday.

    Transitions to Lefke, Güzelyurt, Famagusta and Iskele from Nicosia and Kyrenia will be carried out under the supervision of the district police board.

    It will carry out PCR tests until March 10 to open the seating areas of outdoor seating areas in restaurants. On March 10, restaurants will open for outdoor spaces.

    Casino, bar, tavern, cafe, pools, massage parlors, sports halls etc. businesses outside will continue to serve.

    Special education centers will be opened from 8 March. Employees in training centers will do 1 PCR test every 7 days.

    In order to ensure the transfer of people who want to go abroad via Southern Cyprus, they will be able to go to Larnaca airport with time restrictions with the PCR tests carried out in the last 24 hours.

    Contactless sports and sports that are individual and open will begin.

    Temporary and partial payments will be made to those who have savings in the reserve fund. In March 2021, they will be able to receive a certain amount of savings up to a maximum of 4000 TL in two equal installments.

    The validity period of those whose driving license has expired has been extended until March 31.

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    Between March 8, 2021 and March 15, 2001,

    The curfew, which will start at 21:00 on weekdays Monday-Friday, will continue until 05:00 in the morning, and the curfew will be imposed between 21:00 on Friday and 05:00 on Monday, except for meeting the basic needs,

    Accordingly, a curfew will be imposed after 21:00 on weekdays. Again, as previously applied, it has decided that businesses other than those that are considered essential services should be closed from Friday 21:00 until Monday morning, 05:00, and that only Pharmacy, Bakery agriculture and livestock activities will be exempted on Sunday.

    Based on the previous gradual opening decisions, the decisions taken before were re-evaluated and the following decisions were made and the decisions taken were revised.

    • All businesses and activities will be closed on Saturdays, except for markets, bakeries, butchers, greengrocers, gas stations, pharmacies, agriculture, livestock and related industrial enterprises.

    • All businesses and activities will be closed on Sundays, except pharmacies, bakeries and gas stations.

    • On Monday-Friday;

    Markets will be open between 08:00 and 20:00. (Including Saturdays)

    Retail and merchandising services (except supermarkets and workplaces supplying all sectors) will serve between 10:00 and 20:00.

    The supply chain is carried out including order taking, shelf arrangement and display. Orders, hot sales and distribution will be made between 08:00 and 20:00. Shelf arrangement and arrangement works will be done after 20:00.

    Closed Places;

    -Theatre and movie theaters, show centers, concert halls, engagement-wedding halls, birthdays, religious festivals, casinos, bars, taverns, cafes-cafes, cafeterias, hookah cafes and halls, internet cafes, all kinds of game halls, indoor Children’s playgrounds, clubs, swimming pools, massage parlors, spa, indoor sports halls, restaurants serving open buffets, bet offices, night clubs, clubs, Turkish baths, saunas.

    Open Places;

    All businesses and activities that are not stated implicitly may be open within the framework of the specified rules.

    However, there will be no product trials in the Clothing sector.

    In open businesses, an arrangement will be made so that the total of customers and employees will be 1 person in a maximum of 5 m2. In order to protect the social distance, these enterprises will be made more active by placing a plate on the entrances of the enterprises regarding the m2 areas and how many people can be in the enterprise, including employees. In addition, the enterprises providing service will work with a rotation method or with reduced personnel. People working in open industries will repeat PCR tests every fifteen days.

    Sectors that are open will be audited by the associations they are affiliated with and the District Police Boards. Sectors that are not detected to be inspected will be closed.

    Businesses will sign the commitment forums to be held and legal action will be taken against the relevant institution in case the specified rules are not followed.

    It will be appropriate for people to meet their essential needs from businesses closest to their residence.

    Open institutions;

    Ministry of Health and health personnel, Ministry of Finance, police, fire brigade, municipality, civil defense, district police boards, Customs, Central Prison, BRTK, TAK, TÜK, KIBTEK, Dairy Institution, press employees and / or yellow press card holders are indispensable for public universities. departments will be able to work at full capacity.

    All institutions and organizations operating in our country and for which no decision has been made to close them will continue their duties as determined by the highest authority.

    In order not to interrupt all services at the Air and Sea Ports, a minimum of personnel will be employed.

    1. Since the prevalence of infection is lower in Lefke-Güzelyurt-İskele-Famagusta districts and in order to prevent the spread of infection to these districts, it has been deemed appropriate that the passages from Nicosia and Girne districts to the above-mentioned districts are controlled by the District Police Boards.

    2. In all open establishments and workplaces, it is obligatory to measure fever at the entrances, to comply with the social distance rule, to keep the social distance to these workplaces in accordance with square meters, to make markings, to apply hygiene and disinfection conditions both inside the workplace and at the entrances and exits, and to take these measures. and it is the employer’s responsibility to implement it.

    3. Until March 15, 2021, it has been deemed appropriate that all pre-school, primary and secondary education (including classroom, study, private lessons and course activities) continue online in public and private schools. However, in the sectors that will remain open, kindergartens may be open on demand in order not to interrupt the services.

    4. Persons residing in Northern Cyprus and going to Southern Cyprus for treatment purposes are deemed appropriate to cross to Southern Cyprus without daily quarantine if they document their appointments at the border gates. The patient and his attendant (if necessary) who will be transferring for health purposes are required to submit the negative PCR test results made within the last 3 days upon arrival. In addition, patients and companions returning to our country after the treatment should perform PCR tests again on the seventh and fourteenth days of their entry into the country and submit the results to our Ministry.

    5. Persons residing in Southern Cyprus and transiting to Northern Cyprus for treatment purposes are deemed appropriate to enter our country without daily quarantine, provided that they submit their negative PCR test results within the last 72 hours if they document their appointment at the border gates.

    6. Within the scope of the Green Line Regulation, it has been deemed appropriate for people who do contactless trade to trade without quarantine, provided that they obtain permission from the district police boards. Apart from this, it has been decided to reevaluate other shipments to be made at a later date.

    7. It has been deemed appropriate for ambulances to cross the Yeşilırmak Border Gate for health purposes only without quarantine, and other passages are subject to quarantine.

    8. Persons residing or working in Pile will be able to make a daily pass without quarantine, provided that they submit the negative PCR test results that they have done in the last seven days. In addition, in order to meet the needs of people residing in Pile, if the employees of the enterprises operating in our country request a transition to Pile, it has been deemed appropriate for the employees to make a daily transition if they submit negative PCR test results within the last 24 hours.

    9. UN, EU, British Bases, Buffer Zone, Missing Persons and Peace Corps employees will be able to enter without quarantine, provided that they submit negative PCR test results within the last 7 days.

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    1. It was decided that funerals would be held with the participation of only first degree relatives.

    2. Those who reside in the North and work in Southern Cyprus or work in the North of Southern Cyprus will be able to travel daily without quarantine, provided that they submit the negative PCR test results within the last 7 days.

    3. Barbers, hairdressers, beauty salons and tattoo studios / salons will continue their work between 08:00 and 19:00. People working in these sectors will repeat PCR tests every seven days. In addition, the prepared commitment forms will be signed and businesses that are found to be not complied with the specified rules will be closed.

    4. Considering the quarantine capacity, the Ministry of Finance ensures that the people coming to our country remain in quarantine, with a maximum of 3 flights per day and a maximum of 200 passengers per flight, and a maximum of 2 flights per day and It is deemed necessary to accept passengers with 75 people (excluding soldiers) at a time.

    5. It has been deemed appropriate for the people residing in the Beyarmudu to make a daily pass without quarantine in order to carry out their livestock and agriculture activities in the Buffer Zone and the Bases Region.

    6. In addition to the takeaway services of the restaurants, it has been deemed appropriate that the people working in the restaurants to open the outdoor seating areas have been screened until 10.03.2021 and have their PCR tests done. In addition, a letter of undertaking will be signed by these sectors and the restaurant may be closed if it is determined that the specified rules are not complied with. (The tables to be set up outdoors should be arranged in a distance of 2 meters between the tables and 60 cm distance between the chairs at the same table.)

    7. It has been decided to open special education centers as of 08 March 2021. People working in special education centers will repeat PCR tests every seven days.

    8. It has been decided to start non-contact, individual and outdoor sports activities.

    9. Taxi drivers who reside in our country and want to go abroad via Southern Cyprus will be able to transfer to South Cyprus hourly, provided that they submit the negative PCR test results within the last 72 hours. However, these passes will be made only for the purpose of going to Larnaca Airport. In taxis with a “T” permit that will go to Larnaca Airport, 1 passenger will be able to pass with all the necessary hygiene conditions, and vehicles with commercial “T” permits under 9 persons will be able to pass with 2 passengers to ensure all hygiene conditions. These vehicles must return from the same border gate within a maximum of 3 hours after the crossing hours.

    10. Persons with permanent / short-term residence permit will be subject to the quarantine conditions of their country of origin and will remain in central quarantine for 10 or 14 days.

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