Montenegro imposes Covid-19 curfew until December 1

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Podgorica [Montenegro], November 14 (ANI/Sputnik): A nighttime curfew has been imposed in Montenegro due to the coronavirus outbreak, the country's Health Minister Kenan Hrapovic announced on Friday.

"It is prohibited to leave home from 9 pm until 5 am [20:00 - 04:00 GMT]. Working hours of shops, cafes and restaurants is limited until 8 pm. Travel between cities is prohibited on weekends. Also prohibited are group gatherings of more than four people. Religious ceremonies are allowed only in the absence of people," the minister said at a briefing of the National Coordination Body for Infectious Diseases.

Hrapovic said under the new restrictions, people can still visit cafes and restaurants in the 7 am - 8 pm time span, but with a face mask is mandatory and can only be taken off during eating and drinking.

As per the new assembly limit, one table must accommodate no more than four people, with a distance of 2 meters (6.5 feet) between them.

The new set of rules will remain in effect until December 1.

As of Friday, the Montenegrin health authorities reported a total of 26,106 coronavirus cases, including 377 deaths, of which 601 cases and 13 deaths were reported within the last 24 hours. (ANI/Sputnik)