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Several restrictions caused by COVID pandemic came into force today

12:19 | 01.10.2021 Category: Social

Chisinau, 1 October /MOLDPRES/- As of Friday, October 1, several restrictions came into force in the Republic of Moldova, in the context of the pandemic situation, according to the decision of September 22 of the Extraordinary National Commission for Public Health (CNESP). The restrictive measures will be applied according to the alert threshold.

According to CNESP, four alert thresholds have been set: green, yellow, orange and red.

Green threshold: This degree of alert provides for the mandatory wearing of a protective mask in all enclosed public spaces, including public transport, compliance with a physical distance of at least 1 m and hygiene rules.

Yellow threshold: The yellow alert threshold provides several scenarios for organizing private events: the participation of up to 100 people in indoor spaces, with a space of at least 4 m2, or the participation of a maximum of 300 guests, with the obligation for them to present the certificate COVID-19. Visitors to cinemas, indoor and outdoor concert halls, nightclubs or festivals will also need to present their COVID-19 certificate. Also, visitors will be prohibited from accessing medical institutions and placement institutions.

Orange threshold: Such a scenario envisages the activity of general education institutions with physical presence, while technical and higher vocational education institutions will operate online. At the same time, visitors will be prohibited from accessing healthcare institutions and placement institutions. The catering units will organize their activity at maximum capacity in the outdoor spaces, and in the indoor ones, based on one of the options: with the use of at most 35 percent of the existing seats inside or with the use of at most 75 percent of the number of existing seats inside, with the obligation for all customers to present the COVID-19 certificate at the entrance to the unit. Vaccination certificate will also present the visitors of private events (weddings, baptisms, festive meals), which will be organized with the participation of up to 200 people indoors, respectively 250 people outdoors. At a capacity of 50% will activate the theaters, cinemas, concert halls, with the obligation for all visitors to present the COVID-19 certificate.

Red threshold: In this case, general education institutions will operate on a regular basis, with the physical presence of students, and technical and higher vocational education institutions will operate on an online basis. Public and private entities will organize the work regime with the introduction of work at home, or will opt for a differentiated work schedule. At the same time, visitors' access to medical institutions and placement institutions will be prohibited. The catering units will organize their activity at maximum capacity in the outdoor spaces, and in the indoor ones with the use of at most 50 percent of the existing number of places and with the obligation that all customers present the COVID-19 certificate at the entrance to the unit. The organization of private events (weddings, baptisms, festive meals) will be allowed with the participation of up to 100 people in indoor spaces or, respectively, 150 people in outdoor spaces, with the provision in the service space of at least 2 m2 for each person with the obligation to present the COVID-19 certificate.

The Extraordinary National Commission for Public Health will set the alert thresholds every seven days.

According to the situation from September 28, following the analysis of epidemiological indicators, a red code alert was established for the municipalities of Chisinau and Balti, Sangerei and Ungheni districts. For the municipality of Comrat and the districts of Anenii Noi, Basarabeasca, Briceni, Cahul, Călărași, Cimișlia, Criuleni, Dondușeni, Drochia, Edineț, Floresti, Falesti, Glodeni, Ialoveni, Leova, Nisporeni, Rascani, Soldanesti, Valais, Stroca the orange code alert has been set. Other administrative territories are on alert with a yellow code. At the same time, the authorities report that the number of cases of infections with the new coronavirus is increasing.

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