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Coronavirus: Sunday shop opening back on May 10

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The Cyprus association of retail trade enterprises announced on Saturday that all shops allowed to operate during the pandemic will re-open on Sundays starting next week.

According to the association’s announcement citing the latest decree from the health ministry, retail shops will continue their operation seven days a week from May 10.

“Based on the last decree issued by the minister of health, the right to reopen the retail stores on Sundays comes into force on Sunday, May 10, 2020,” it said.

Shops such as bakeries, supermarkets, butcheries and fish markets have remained closed on Sundays since March 31, after a previous decree issued by the health minister.

The minister’s decision, implemented to reduce citizens’ movements during the pandemic, was criticised since more people were crowding in those places during the rest of the week, risking the lack of proper social distancing and being infected with the virus.

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