While people will no longer be required to wear face masks in public places, Baku Metro and inter-city travel will also resume from May 31. The country made it mandatory in June 2020 to wear masks to stem the spread of COVID-19.
Meanwhile, places of worship, shopping malls, beaches and gyms will open on June 10.
‘COVID passports’ are also being launched. Either a vaccination certificate, or an immune certificate (recovery from COVID-19) will be required to enter sports and recreational centers.
As many as 1.99 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the former Soviet republic since Jan. 18.
The nation of over 10 million people has registered 332,610 COVID-19 cases and 4,867 related deaths. More than 321,000 patients have recovered.
By Merve Berker