As per sources from the north of Cyprus, various businesses opened in accordance with regulations instituted by the administration on Monday as part of a relaxation of Covid-19 measures after a 3-week lockdown.
As part of the new regulations retail shops will be open from Monday to Friday between 10 am and 6 pm and depending on the size of stores and business buildings, the number of customers and employees in the building will also be limited.
On the other hand, Theatres, show centers, concert halls, casinos, bars, tavernas, coffee shops, cafes, hookah cafes, internet cafes, indoor children play areas, massage parlors, spas, gyms, indoor swimming pools, barbers, hairdressers, beauty salons, tattoo parlors, open-air markets, night clubs, dance clubs, hammams and saunas will continue to remain closed until further notice.
Wedding parties, engagement ceremonies, birthday parties or any other religious ceremonies will also not be allowed, with restaurants and catering services continuing to operate only with takeaway or delivery services from the hours of 7 am to 9 pm.
All businesses with the exception of exception of supermarkets, bakeries, butchers, petrol stations will remain shut on Saturdays while on Sunday only pharmacies and bakeries (for production purposes) will remain in operation. Additionally supermarkets will remain open between the hours of 8 pm to 6 pm from Monday to Saturday.
The night-time curfew of 8pm – 5 am will also continue to be in effect until the 1st of March with the travel ban also remaining in effect between districts such as Nicosia and Kyrenia with special permits being required for those travelling from and to these districts.
Lastly, residents of Pyla, or those working in the village will be exempt from quarantine with the condition that they take a PCR test every 7 days.
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