Markets closed because of COVID-19 restrictions to be re-opened in Turkmenistan effective 15 December

The news outlet Turkmen News nthat pursuant to the letter signed by B.Agayev, head of the department, all members of Turkmenistan’s Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs are obliged to ensure re-opening of bazaars and retail outlets effective 15 December, 2021.

According to the document, a decision on the re-opening of local markets, which have been closed in the autumn, was made at the meeting on 8 November, 2021.

Effective 15 December, 2021 all markets and shopping centres in Turkmenistan will be fully re-opened.However, public health requirements imposed by Turkmenistan’s Emergency Commission on combatting the spread of disease need to be strictly observed.

In particular, shop assistants and customers are required to wear masks, wear clothes fit for the season and keep social distancing. Hand sanitizers need to be available in all retail outlets.

It was also reported that entrepreneurs are obliged to pay salaries to employees in full. Debts must be settled by the end of the year.

In late summer almost all restaurants, banquet halls, markets, beauty parlours and сar wash facilities closed in Ashgabat. Despite the restrictions, vendors who were left without any income, organized illegal sale from their cars, apartment or rented warehouses in open groceries stores.

During the meeting held on 4 November, 2021 President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov charged government officials with providing residents with affordable groceries in the run-up to the Day of Neutrality and the New Year holidays.The post Markets closed because of COVID-19 restrictions to be re-opened in Turkmenistan effective 15 December first appeared on Chronicles of Turkmenistan.

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