NORTH AND EAST SYRIA – The Democratic Autonomous Administration (DAA) of North and East Syria has extended the curfew imposed to prevent the spreading of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 for the second time.
The Co-Chairship of the Executive Council of North and East Syria issued Resolution No. 37 in which it decided the following:
The curfew imposed due to the COVID-19 epidemic is extended for another 10 days, starting from Wednesday, 22 April 2020 until 1 May 2020. In addition to continuing to apply the previous relevant decisions, the following exceptions will be taken:
- All pharmacies (human and veterinary), grocery stores, butchers, pastry shops, and other food shops, as well as street vendors are allowed to work during the curfew.
- Currency exchange shops will be allowed to work on Fridays and Tuesdays.
- Construction companies, including building laborers, building materials shops, and industrial areas shops are allowed to work during the curfew.
- Facilitating the movement of the farmers with their laborers with no more than ten laborers per a vehicle.
- Transportation vehicles carrying foodstuffs, medicines, infant formula, health and sterilization supplies, and fuel between and within each administrative region are allowed to work during the COVID-19 curfew.
- Employers in sectors allowed to work during the COVID-19 curfew must provide personal protection equipment to employees, including medical masks and gloves in addition to applying social distancing methods.
This is the second extension of the COVID-19 curfew in North and East Syria. Put in place on 23 March, the curfew was first extended on 7 April.