From: Exit News
Albania Goes into Lockdown from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m

The government of Albania has decided to introduce lockdown measures throughout the country following a spike in new Covid-19 cases in the last weeks.

All citizens are banned from leaving their houses starting from November 11, from 22:00 to 06:00, the Committee of Experts fighting the pandemic announced on Monday.

Bars and restaurants will also be closed from 22:00 until 06:00, except for home catering services. Administration employees are advised to work from home.

The new measures will take effect on Wednesday, and will continue for 3 weeks.

Deputy Minister of Health Mira Rakaçolli said that these measures were taken as a result of the increase in new cases. Schools will not be closed as they are not hotbeds of infection, she added.

On Sunday, Albania recorded a new high in daily cases. The last five weeks have seen 44% of the total cases and 30% of deaths since the beginning of the pandemic in Albania.