Albania limits shopping to one per family in virus lockdown

Albania limits shopping to one per family in virus lockdown
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  • calendar-gray 27 March 2020

Albania will impose a 40 hour curfew at the weekend and limit shopping to just one family member, who will need to seek permission from an app to leave home from Monday, as the country toughens measures to contain a coronavirus outbreak, APA reports quoting Reuters. 

Since the first infection was recorded 18 days ago, eight people have died, 31 have recovered and 186 have contracted the virus. With a surge in cases expected, this week’s 16-hour daily lockdown will be extended into next week. 

Every kind of mass gathering has been banned and internal transport stopped, except for movement of goods and of workers in selected industries, as the army and police check streets and roads. 

Pensioners have been ordered inside and Prime Minister Edi Rama said those who had no children would be supplied with food and medicine by the state.x

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