Partial Curfew Order

Partial Curfew Order – April 4, 2020 

Owing to the fact that the Partial Curfew Order Decree published in the official gazette No. 48, dated March 22, 2020 with the aim of containing the spread of the Corona virus will expire, the TRNC Council of Ministers, using the authority granted to it under Article 2 of the Section 156 Curfew Act, declares a 5 day Partial Curfew with effect from 00.00 hours, 6 April 2020 until 10 April 2020, dependent upon the exceptional circumstances stipulated below.

1. Private sector employees and public servants who are allowed to work in order to meet basic needs within the framework of the measures taken by the Council of Ministers regarding the coronavirus and those who perform essential public services (police, fire brigade, municipality, civil defence, district governorships, etc.) are exempt from the Partial Curfew. The Partial Curfew applies to individuals other than those described above.

2. Persons who are excluded from the scope of exemption pursuant to the first article above will only be able to go out to the streets to obtain goods and services from public and private institutions whose activities are permitted in accordance with the first article above, and will return to their place of residence after meeting their mandatory needs in the districts where they are located. No one is allowed onto the street other than for these purposes.

3. In addition to the Partial Curfew also being in force in the Lapta, Karşıyaka and Alsancak regions, entry and exit to these areas will be under police control.

4. Criminal prosecution will be applied to those who do not comply with this Partial Curfew within the framework of the legislation in force.

5 April 2020