Autonomous Administration suspends military conscription three months, extends curfew up to 15 days, and exempts residents from paying electricity and water bills for two months • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Autonomous Administration suspends military conscription three months, extends curfew up to 15 days, and exempts residents from paying electricity and water bills for two months

Autonomous Administration in northern and north-eastern Syria have issued a series of decrees in its controlled areas concerning precautionary measures to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus.

One of the new decrees extends the general curfew in Autonomous Administration-held areas until the 21st of April 2020, agricultural and veterinary pharmacies and stores of repairing and selling spare parts of farming machineries are exempted from this decree.

The second decree orders the suspension of military conscription for three months in areas under the control of the administration.

While the third decree exempts residents from paying water and electricity bills during May and June.

In relevant context, reliable sources have informed the Syrian Observatory that the Internal Security Forces (Asayish) arrested tens of people in Al-Darbasiyah area in rural Al-Hasakah in the past few hours and days for breaching the curfew imposed in the area.

Yesterday, SOHR sources reported that people largely complied with the general curfew in Autonomous Administration-held areas, along with the Autonomous Administration’s tight measures for preventing the spread of coronavirus in its controlled areas.

In Al-Qamishli airport, security forces prevented arrivals from Damascus from entering Al-Hasakeh province until necessary tests were conducted. They were quarantined by a team of the Kurdish Red Crescent.

Meanwhile, SDF closed the entrances to Al-Busayra city with soil barriers, while HAT forces entered the city in order to impose the curfew.

Autonomous Administration imposed a 15-day curfew on March 23.

SOHR sources say that Autonomous Administration have planned to extend the curfew in its areas as the pandemic still poses a threat in neighbouring areas and countries.