The Decision #278 of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan dated August 4, 2020 proclaims an extension of the special quarantine regime in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Under this Decision, the special quarantine regime in the country has been extended until August 31, 2020.
The special quarantine regime in Baku, Sumgayit, Ganja, Yevlakh, Masalli, Mingachevir, Jalilabad cities and Absheron region as well as in Goranboy, Goygol, Barda, Khachmaz, Salyan districts have been extended until August 31, 2020.
From 06:00 on 5 August 2020, the system of leaving the place of residence and temporary stay on the basis of an SMS permit, service card, icaze.e-gov.az domain in the cities and districts included in the zone of a tightened quarantine zone shall be abolished.
The use of beaches (except swimming pools, water attractions, sports game venues and catering facilities in their territory on-site service) in accordance with the rules established in line with the requirements of the quarantine regime by the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Baku City Executive Authority shall be allowed.
The following restrictions shall remain valid in 13 cities and districts with a special quarantine regime:
- All public transport on weekends shall be suspended on the following dates:
from 00:00 (GMT+4) August 8 to 06:00 (GMT+4) August 10;
from 00:00 (GMT+4) August 15 to 06:00 (GMT+4) August 17;
from 00:00 (GMT+4) August 22 to 06:00 (GMT+4) August 24;
from 00:00 (GMT+4) August 29 to 06:00 (GMT+4) August 31;
- The Baku metro will suspend its activity until 06:00 (GMT+4)
August 31, 2020;
- Large shopping centers except for the grocery stores and pharmacies within them;
- On-site customer service in public catering facilities;
- Museums and exhibition halls;
- Teaching and training process at all educational institutions (except for exams, competitions and interviews, as well as processing of requests for various certificates and documents);
- All public activities, including outdoor sports competitions and games, as well as cultural and sporting events;
- At the same time, the rules on the areas of work and services permitted and prohibited by the Decision of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan dated 19 June 2020 shall remain valid.
The following restrictions shall remain valid under the special quarantine regime applied in the country until 00:00 on 31 August 2020:
Suspension of entry and exit to and from the country by land and air (except for special and charter flights);
With the exception of special purpose vehicles, including ambulances, emergency response, rescue, as well as trucks, suspension of passenger transportation between cities and districts of the country with a special quarantine regime by land and air (except for the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic);
With the exception of “ASAN Xidmət” and “DOST” service centers, suspension of collective and individual receptions of citizens in other state bodies;
Prohibition of services involving the organization of events, including the organization of birthday parties, weddings, engagements and similar ceremonies in a client's home or other places;
Suspension of children’s and other entertainment facilities, cinemas and public catering facilities within large shopping centers and shopping malls;
Suspension of entertainment activities, including children's entertainment venues (including boulevards and parks);
Suspension of sports, health and rehabilitation services (except for medical services in this area);
Suspension of cultural facilities, as well as cinemas, theaters, gyms;
With the exception of funeral wakes, prohibition of religious ritual services, as well as the organization of mourning ceremonies in ceremonial halls, tents and other enclosed spaces;
Prohibition of wedding parties;
Suspension of the teaching and training process at all educational institutions (except for exams, competitions and interviews, as well as processing of requests for various certificates and documents);
Prohibition of gathering in groups of more than 5 (five) in public places, including streets, boulevards, parks and other places;
Suspension of all public activities, including cultural and sporting events;
Prohibition of the use of hookah equipment in public catering establishments;
Prohibition of family visits with patients in medical institutions;
Prohibition of massage and bath services.