Kosovo further eases coronavirus restrictions - Gazeta Express

Kosovo further eases coronavirus restrictions

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Gazeta Express

15/05/2020 18:29

Kosovo’s caretaker prime minister Albin Kurti and minister of Health Arben Vitia during a press conference said that as of Monday (18 May), will start implementation of the second phase of easing COVID-19 restrictions, by doubling time for movement of citizens and opening of retail shops.

The prime minister Kurti said that as of Monday Kosovo residents will be allocated four-hour time slots in order to make essential trips. The schedule is determined by the Ministry of Health based on penultimate digit of the personal number of the ID card. He also said that as of 18 May a few economic operators will reopen to offer their services.

“The second phase means opening of economy and more time for people to go outside. As of Monday, the following businesses will open: Barbers, beauty salons, dentists, retail shops and green market, restaurants (take-away), urban transportation, as well as opening of art galleries and museums,” Kurti said. He said that this is a serious test and a challenge to move to a third phase of further easing the restrictions. He said that despite low number of new infectious citizens should respect the rules and prevent further spread of COVID-19.

The National Institute of Public Health of Kosovo (NIPHK) announced Thursday that 18 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the country, raising the total number to 945. /GazetaExpress/