Crisis Management Team extends lockdown in northeastern Syria

QAMISHLI, Syria (North Press) – The Crisis Management Team to combat coronavirus in Syria’s Jazira region announced on Wednesday the extension of a partial lockdown, starting on August 20 to August 27.

The team said in a statement that per the new decision, currency exchanges and industrial workshops are allowed to open from 08:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m., but only on Sunday and Wednesday with an obligation to wear masks and gloves and prevent gathering inside stores. Violators may have their shops closed.

The team called on residents to abide by preventive measures to prevent the spread of the epidemic in the region.

In its previous curfew decision, the team excluded from the lockdown food and vegetable shops, public and private bakeries, pharmacies, and hospitals, as well as fuel stations, water tankers, food and medical transport vehicles, and humanitarian and relief organizations.

Its previous curfew decision was imposed on August 7, and set to last fourteen days.

(Reporting by Mohammed Khier Ahmed)