First phase of relaxation of restrictive measures continues while the COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) considers the next phase of relaxation.


  • Following the reopening of small precises, such as restaurants, markets, hair salons, barber shops and retail stores, CCSA is looking into the second phase of relaxation, which is expected to take place from 17 May if there is no surge in new cases.
  • In the second phase of relaxation, bigger premises such as large scale department store, department stores, shopping malls and trade centres will be allowed to reopen.