It was Prime Minister Rama who broke the news, adding that anyone who violates this rule will receive a fine of € 5.000 and will not be allowed to leave the country to return to their places of residence without paying the fine.
“Those who have returned from Italy or other affected areas in the past 14 days should quarantine themselves. From today, the state police and the military police will go out on the street organizing checkpoints to check if in the stopped vehicles there are people who have entered Albania in the last 14 days. For them it is forbidden to leave the house but they should close themselves in a quarantine car. Anyone of these people caught on the street tomorrow will be fined € 5.000. And it will be forbidden to leave the country before paying this fine. I realize that they are severe measures but they are not in vain.
I know that in normal moments they would be strange but we are not in normal times. We are dealing with an enemy who is not seen but is around us. I realize that it is not easy to limit freedom in this way. I want to thank everyone who has closed night clubs and gyms.
This is called civilization and human solidarity. We will put checkpoints because we have no other choice. It is less harm than what coronavirus can cause. We will also overcome this as we have overcome the earthquake, which has made us stronger. But while the earthquake brought 51 lives without warning, coronavirus warns us every day. Let's look at what's going on in Italy. If we don't apply drastic measures, we won't make it.
Keep calm, avoid fear but be careful! The front line of the front is robust and tested for strength. We are prepared for the worst moments. Albania will do neither more nor less than the others. Take this temporary limitation of freedom positively, pending a return to normal life. "Said Rama.
Rama: It's time for war, not vacation. We close all the bars in Tirana and Durres
"I apologize but given the lack of awareness of the critical times we are going through, especially among young people who find it difficult to close in one place, we will be forced to close all restaurants, bars, clubs starting from Tirana and Durres" Rama said with a Facebook post
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