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Cabinet announces the plan to gradually relax COVID-19 restrictions

In the weekly cabinet meeting, the Supreme Committee for Crisis Management regarding the plan to gradually lift the restrictions imposed as a result of the Corona pandemic, it decided the following: 

First -Lifting restrictions imposed on people’s entry to all closed public places, while continuing to check the green symbol in the EHTERAZ application when entering these places.

Second – Continuing to adhere to the requirements set by the Ministry of Public Health for holding any conference, exhibition or event.

Third – The continuation of all employees in the government sector carrying out their work at their workplace, and the continuation of allowing all workers in the private sector to carry out their work at their workplace.

Fourth – Not obligating employees and workers in the government and private sectors to conduct a rapid test for the Corona virus (RapidAntigen) approved by the Ministry of Public Health.

Fifth- Citizens, residents and visitors are not required to wear masks in closed public places unless they are inside health facilities or use public transportation.

Sixth- Not obligating employees and workers in the government and private sectors whose nature of work requires being in open spaces and communicating with the public to wear masks during their work period, with obligating them to wear masks if the nature of their work requires dealing with the public in closed places.

Seventh- Continuing to work to oblige all citizens, residents and visitors to activate the EHTERAZ application on smart phones when leaving the house for any reason. 

Second: In this regard, adherence to the health requirements, procedures, precautionary measures, and controls determined by the Ministry of Public Health shall be considered.

Third: The Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Public Health, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, and other government agencies – each within its jurisdiction – shall take the necessary measures in this regard, to ensure adherence to health requirements, procedures, precautionary measures, and established controls.

Fourth: These decisions shall come into force as of Saturday, May 21, 2022, until further notice.

Source: QNA

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