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Cyprus Is Lifting most Restrictions of a Two-Month Stay-at-Home Order

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Protection informations for the clients at the entrance of a hair salon as a hairdresser wearing a mask to protect against coronavirus attends to client in the capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Thursday, May 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

NICOSIA, Cyprus -- Cyprus is lifting most restrictions of a two-month stay-at-home order.

The decision allows for the reopening of primary schools, hair salons and outdoor cafes.

People will no longer need permission forms or electronic approval to move outside their home or heed a night curfew. Public parks and squares are now open, but groups of more than 10 are prohibited.

Beginning Saturday, sunbathers may go to the beaches on this east Mediterranean island, and the faithful can attend services at churches, mosques and other places of worship.

Libraries, museums and archaeological sites reopen June 1 when ports will also resume operations, although cruise ship passengers won’t be permitted to disembark.