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Coronavirus: new decree regulates shopping hours to help vulnerable

A new decree aimed at protecting vulnerable groups, published Friday evening provides that effective Saturday, March 21, supermarkets and pharmacies will be open exclusively for vulnerable groups from 6am to 10am.

This includes mainly people over the age of 60 and those with disabilities.

The decree also addressed people under quarantine, imposing a ban on entering quarantined areas without obtaining permission from the health minister or an authorised person from the health ministry.

The ban also extends to people who are self-isolating or under quarantine. It stipulates that people are forbidden from getting closer than one metre to them or any confirmed Covid-19 case.

Businesses whose operations have not been ordered to close down are allowed to extend their working hours so as to prevent congestion, provided the rights of their workers are not violated.


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