The statement released last night shows that the decision will take effect starting 14th June 2021 and be reviewed after two weeks upon health assessment.
New measures follows steady surge in COVID-19 cases where 899 people have been tested positive within the past 11 days.
Among others, public transport buses should not exceed 50% capacity. Bus operators are requested to ensure that passengers maintain social distancing and only passengers with masks will be allowed on board.
Public offices will continue with essential staff at no more than 30% capacity while other employees continue working from home on a rotational basis.
Places of worship adhering to health guidelines are allowed to continue functioning at 30% maximum occupancy against the previous 50%.
Restaurants and cafés shall operate at 30% occupancy limit and shall receive clients until 8pm.
Individual and non-contact outdoor sports activities will continue and must comply with health preventive measures.
The cabinet statement also reads that gyms will continue to operate at 10% of venue capacity and must comply with health preventive measures.
Civil and religious wedding shall not exceed 30 persons while local authorities have to be informed prior to the event. Any event happening in hotels, public venues, gardens should not exceed 30% of the venue’s capacity and should comply with instituted directives. All participants are required to have a valid negative COVID-19 test, not exceeding three days prior to the event.
Social gatherings at homes are also prohibited.
Citizens have been reminded of the critical importance of complying with health measures including physical distancing, wearing face masks and ensuring hand hygiene. Penalties will be applied for non-compliance.