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Coronavirus Measures: Partial curfew


On 22nd March, the TRNC Government announced that a partial curfew shall take effect from 00.00 on 23rd March 2020 for a period of 14 days. 

Below are the relevant details issued by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

LAW ON CURFEW
(Chapter 156)
Decree Under Article 2
DECREE ON PARTIAL CURFEW

By virtue of the authority granted to it by Article 2 of the Curfew Law (Chapter 156), the Council of Ministers of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, with a view to preventing the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), declares the enforcement of a partial curfew for a period of 14 days commencing at 00:00 on 23 March 2020, with the exceptions mentioned below:

1. Within the framework of the decisions taken by the Council of Ministers on measures regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), all individuals, with the exception of private sector personnel who are permitted to work towards addressing basic needs as well as public sector personnel who provide crucial services (police, fire department, municipalities, civil defence, district offices etc.), will be subject to the partial curfew.

2. All individuals who do not fall under the category of exempt persons mentioned in Paragraph 1, may only leave their residences to seek goods and services provided by those private and public personnel who are permitted to work as stated in Paragraph 1, and must return to their residences as soon as their needs have been met. They shall not leave their premises for any other purpose.

3. In line with the legislation in force, criminal prosecution will be carried out against those who violate the partial curfew.

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