North Macedonia: Total restriction of movement to be imposed from Friday to Tuesday due to the Easter holidays

North Macedonia: Total restriction of movement to be imposed from Friday to Tuesday due to the Easter holidays

The Government of Northern Macedonia has decided to extend the special regime of the restriction of movement over the period of the Easter holidays from Friday, 17 April at 16:00 (local time) until Tuesday, 21 April at 05:00 (local time). The Internal Affairs Ministry will tighten controls on church facilities during the ban.

In addition, the proposal by the Crisis Coordination Center to restrict movement and gatherings from Thursday until Tuesday was approved, which implies the closure of all parks, picnic areas, recreation areas in national parks and forests, as well as weekend settlements during the ban, with the Internal Affairs Ministry also inspecting those areas.

For people over the age of 67, the curfew will remain in force during all working days from Monday to Friday, except for the period from 10 to 12 p.m. On Monday, 20 April, the curfew will apply to all citizens. For all persons under the age of 18, the curfew will remain in force during all working days from Monday to Friday, except for the period from 13:00 to 15:00 (local time).

During the meeting, the government concluded that the state of emergency in the municipalities of Debar and Centar Zupa had ended and had provided the expected results in terms of public health.

It was also decided at the meeting that the extraordinary and proxy ambassadors and consuls general of North Macedonia, who exercise their right to a salary under the foreign affairs law, will be subjected to a 20% trim in their next month’s salary.

The government has also issued a decree according to which a North Macedonian citizen entering a border crossing after April the 13th from a country facing a high COVID-19 risk according to the World Health Organization (WHO) list, will be placed in strict isolation (quarantine) for a period of at least 21 days since the day of their arrival in North Macedonia. /ibna