New COVID-19 decisions come into force

Eklenme Tarihi: 05 Nisan 2021

The latest decisions adopted by the Council of Ministers regarding COVID-19 restrictions came into force on Monday.

According to the decisions, the night-time curfew between 10 pm and 5 am will continue from Monday to Saturday while a full-day curfew, except for pharmacies, petrol stations and bakeries (production only) will be in place on Sunday, April 11.

Supermarkets will be allowed to open an hour earlier at 7 am and will close at 9 pm.

The latest easing of restrictions includes the opening of internet cafes. Such establishments will be allowed to open on Thursday, April 8 once all employees undergo PCR testing.

A record of all customers will be kept and individuals will be allowed to spend a maximum of two hours on a computer.

Cinemas, indoor wedding and engagement halls, weddings, birthday parties, mawlids, casinos, bars, taverns, shisha cafes, all sorts of indoor playgrounds and game facilities, massage parlours, clubs, Turkish baths and saunas will continue to be closed or forbidden.

The travel ban between districts has also been lifted and public transport between districts resumed as of Monday morning under strict guidelines.

Barbers, hairdressers and beauty salons will be allowed to operate between 7 am and 8 pm. Employees will be required to get tested every 14 days.

Students will also be allowed to sit national and international exams, again under guidelines set by the health ministry.

Professional actors and performers will be allowed to resume their activities but theatre or concert halls will only be allowed to operate at 1/3 capacity.