Press service newsletters | 19 November 2020 - 17:25   
    Changes are made to the special quarantine regime

    You can access the decisions 450 and 451 of the Cabinet of Ministers on following links:

    Task Force under the Cabinet of Ministers has passed the decision on making some changes to the special quarantine regime following the discussions on sanitary – epidemiological situation in the country.

    In the accordance with relevant decisions of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the duration of special quarantine regime in the national territory is extended until 06:00, 28 December 2020.

    In this context, due to the rising dynamics of COVID 19 infections in recent days, it has decided to undertake following lockdown measures:
    •Tough quarantine regime measures undertaken in the cities of Sheki and Lenkoran, as well as in the regions of Gakh, Zagatala, Bilasuvar, Jalilabad, Masally, Ismayilli, Guba and Khachmaz are extended until 06:00, 7 December 2020;
    •Limitations applied to passenger transportation in the Baku Metro are extended until 06:00, 28 December 2020;
    •Public transport traffic is fully suspended on Saturdays and Sundays in the entire national territory from 00:00, 21 November 2020 until 06:00, 28 December 2020;
    •In-site services of all spheres are suspended on Saturdays and Sundays from 00:00, 21 November 2020 until 06:00, 28 December 2020 with the exception of vital areas of work, including drugstores and food shops;
    •Wearing medical masks is mandatory in all indoor and outdoor areas in the country during the period of validity of special quarantine regime starting from the 21st of November 2020. The rules of enforcing its use shall become stricter.

    It should be reminded that the lack of using a medical mask in relevant places or the failure of its proper use rules shall entail a liability envisaged in the law.

    Annex 1 to the decision 450 provides the list of areas in which the activities are authorized on Saturdays and Sundays from November 21 to December 28.
    Such authorized areas are given below:
    1.Activities of law enforcement, judicial and military bodies and lawyers;
    2.Other State bodies (institutions) conducting activities in uninterrupted way;
    3.Operations of healthcare and social service facilities, including disinfection services;
    4.Public utilities (water, electricity, natural gas, heating, communications, waste management), irrigation and water provision services;
    5.Enterprises that run uninterrupted activities, including those that produce, supply, deliver, store and conduct wholesale operations of food products;
    6.Activities of drugstores, food shops (except open air markets and fairs), and gas filling stations;
    7.Mass media;
    8.Security services.




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