STATE OF EMERGENCE AND CURFEW
The Republic of North Macedonia has been in a state of emergency since 19th March 2020.
All citizens are obliged to wear personal protective equipment on the face when leaving their home, i.e. when moving in public places and areas of open and closed type, in markets, in the public transport and when entering closed spaces where many people gather (state institutions, markets, stores, banks, post office, waiting rooms, healthcare institutions etc.)
All citizens are obliged in their headquarters, affiliates, and facilities where they perform their activity to ensure wearing personal protective equipment on the nose and mouth by all natural persons working and to prohibit entry and movement through these premises of any natural person who enters these premises as a visitor and does not wear personal protective equipment.
All domestic and foreign natural persons, symptomatic and asymptomatic, who have been tested for the presence of COVID-19 in their body, shall be placed in a mandatory self-isolation from the moment of taking the sample for testing (mouth swab, throat swab, nasal swab, blood etc.), until negative result is obtained.
Restrictions on citizens’ free movement
Each citizen is obliged to wear personal protective equipment on the face when leaving the home and moving in public places and areas of open and closed type, at markets, in public transport and while entering closed areas with groups of people.
Association in groups of more than five persons in parks and other public places and areas is banned.
Restrictions for Legal Entities
The retail trade facilities are allowed to only one person per 20 square meters, whereas for retail trade facilities smaller than 20 square meters the ban refers to one person at a time. Each trader is obliged to provide protective equipment (masks and gloves) for the employees in the facility and the employees are obliged to wear protective equipment during the working hours.
The banks and savings houses are obliged to place appropriate signs which mark the direction of movement and preserve the required minimum distance of two meters both inside and outside while waiting to be served in front of any window the customers need to approach for doing their financial services, as well as in the diameter of 10 meters at the entrance of the facility.
Persons with disability accompanied by another person must be released from the working obligations.
The care and education processes in all kindergartens, elementary and secondary schools, high education institutions and public scientific institutions are terminated.
All extracurricular activities and additional programs like foreign language courses or similar are terminated.
Massive gatherings and events in open and closed facilities and all cultural events and festivals are terminated.
All hospitality premises that prepare and sell food can work without accepting clients (guests) and may sell their products using alternative methods (online orders, telephone orders, etc.) and to perform delivery or to enable individual collection of the order outside the object (via stand, etc.).
Restrictions for Legal Entities
The banks and savings houses are obliged to organize security guards at the entrance and exit of their offices in order to provide for the minimum required distance between the persons waiting outside and inside the facility. They have to provide for the necessary hand disinfection at the entrance and not allow entrance into the office to persons that fail to wear the necessary protective masks, scarves or covers which will protect their mouth and nose.
Classes and training, as well as exams in driving schools is forbidden.
All sports facilities where gatherings of any type may be organized are closed for activities.
To terminate the work of libraries and student homes on the territory of the Republic of North Macedonia; the employees in these institutions should be free from work for this time period.
All cinemas, theatres, children’s playhouses and all other facilities where mass gatherings, events or concerts including other cultural and information events may be organized are closed for activities.
It is banned to hold and organize all kinds of public and private gatherings regardless of the scope or number of participants.
To shut down all stores in the malls on the territory of the Republic of North Macedonia, except for the markets, food stores and pharmacies. All other legal entities can work and perform sales using alternative methods (deliveries) and to perform delivery of orders.through orders) and to perform delivery of orders.
Recommendations for work places
Economic measures undertaken by the Government
The government adopted a packet of Measures for dealing with the crisis in order to preserve as many jobs as possible of the citizens and assist the economy of the country.
Economic measures for affected companies: Non-interest loans ranging from 3,000 to 30,000 EUR, subsidized contributions for the employees, decreased interest rates for loans, establishing a fund for tourism support.
million EUR for favorable credit lines for companies
lower penalty interest rate for public fees
Subsidized contributions for employees
Decreasing the legal penalty interest rate
Exemption from monthly income tax advance payments
Referent interest rate decreased to 1.75%
Measures of the Ministries
What are the ministries doing for the fight with COVID-19 disease caused by the new Coronavirus?
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Measures and conclusions from sessions of the Government
Recommended measures for Personal protection in Institutions
Препорачана лична заштитна опрема (ЛЗО) за време на епидемија на COVID-19, според тип на установи, персонал и вид на активност