The decision was made at the Council of Ministers meeting, and it was also announced that the imposition of confinement of residents to administrative positions in Ermera and Raylaku, as well as in the municipality of Ermira would not be renewed.
Authorities had already imposed confinement in Dili on August 25, a requirement that includes people vaccinated against COVID-19.
“All people in Dili municipality, including those who have been vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus, are still forced to stay at home, as they can only leave for health and work reasons (…) and to get goods and first- need services and access On the vaccine,” it can be read in the statement.
“All commercial, industrial, craft or service establishments in the private economic sector that conduct activities in Dili Municipality are closed to the public,” as indicated in the same note.
In the case of Dili, in connection with the previous government decision, there are only two changes: it is allowed to leave the place of residence, on the one hand, to conduct voter registration, and on the other hand, to ensure the work of utility companies. Pest control services.
The Cabinet also decided to impose a sanitary fence in Manufahi until September 15, with a ban on entry and exit from this municipality, except for reasons of public safety, public health, humanitarian aid, maintenance of public supply systems or the public interest.
“This ban does not include people who can prove full vaccination (two doses) against Covid-19, as well as those under six years of age and those who accompany them,” the statement said.
East Timor has recorded more than 60 deaths and 4,500 cases since the start of the pandemic. More than half of the deaths occurred in August.
Covid-19 has killed at least 4507,823 people worldwide, among the more than 216.98 million new coronavirus infections recorded since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the latest report by Agence France-Presse.
The respiratory disease is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which was discovered in late 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China, and currently with variants identified in countries such as the United Kingdom, India, South Africa, Brazil or Peru.
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