Reduced curfew until tuesday and relaxed measures

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The curfew started last night at midnight and lasted until four o’clock this morning, according to the new proposal of the Commission for Infectious Diseases for easing the restrictive measures.

The relaxing of the restrictive measures followed the reduction of the number of newly infected and hospitalized coronavirus in the past period and the reduction of the pressure on the hospital facilities. The new measures, adopted by the government at a session on tuesday, will be valid until May 18.

From Tuesday, with extended working hours until 23:30, the catering facilities on the summer terraces are working, and the fitness clubs, sports centers, gyms and playgrounds have started working, but for them it is obligatory to respect the work protocols.

Sports competitions will continue to be held without the physical presence of an audience.

As part of the easing of restrictive measures is the permission to organize events and similar public activities in accordance with the work protocols, up to 30 percent capacity of the facilities inside the facilities and up to 50 percent occupancy of open space.

For now, the ban on weddings and concerts remains.

The recommendation to wear a protective mask outdoors remains. According to Health Minister Venko Filipce, it is still too early to change this recommendation. This was discussed at the last meeting of the Commission on Infectious Diseases, but the conclusion was that it was too early to repeal this recommendation.

According to the new measures, health workers are now allowed to use annual leave and paid leave, but this will be done in accordance with the plan of the head of the institution to disrupt the normal and ongoing functioning of the system of work in health institutions.

In the kindergartens it is allowed to increase the number of children up to 15 in the educational groups up to two years of age and up to 20 children in the educational groups from 2-6 years of age. (MIA)