Restaurants and cafes, which had been limited to take-away meals since late January, can open with no more than 30 customers at one time, the ministry of health said. Social gatherings of more than 30 people in homes and private venues are still prohibited.
Even though the Health Ministry says the rate of infections is coming down, all regions were placed into the strictest "red zone” lockdown through Monday as a precaution.
Asad Umar cautioned that while restrictions were being relaxed, there were still 4,500 patients on oxygen. "If we immediately try to open a lot of things then God forbid, it might happen that we have to close everything again as we saw in the region."
Satisfied with the overall situation, the NCOC announced to lift various COVID-19 restrictions from July 1 owing to the downward trend in infections across the country. Cinemas to operate till 1am, with entry for vaccinated persons only.
Ireland was forced to take a U-turn on number of guests allowed to attend wedding during pandemic after some brides-to-be dressed all in white to protest outside parliament on Tuesday .
"The decision to lift the suspension on citizens travelling outside Saudi Arabia will go into effect at 1:00 am on May 17," the ministry said, adding that the kingdom will re-open its land, sea and air borders.
It is a strange phenomenon that we are witnessing in the so-called First World of Advanced Economies (AEs) and developed societies, stretching from Austria to Australia, the Netherlands and France. Even as there is a Covid-19
The Pacific nation's Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said New Zealanders stranded in Australia could return home from mid-January and Kiwis travelling from elsewhere would be allowed in a month later.
Bethlehem expects people to attend tonight’s mass at the 19th century Catholic church of St. Catherine to celebrate Jesus’ birthday. In Manger Square the tallest pine tree has been adorned with coloured lights since early this month in hope of modest celebrations.