Tunisia Imposes Curfew in Four Cities Amid The COVID-19 Crises

Published October 8th, 2020 - 05:24 GMT
A woman clad in veil and face mask due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic walks at the central market in Tunisia's capital Tunis on October 4, 2020. (AFP/File)
A woman clad in veil and face mask due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic walks at the central market in Tunisia's capital Tunis on October 4, 2020. (AFP/File)
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Curfew to be implemented in Tunis, Ben Arous, Ariana and Manouba

Tunisia has imposed a 15-day curfew in four states to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus, state-run television announced Wednesday. 

The curfew will be implemented beginning Thursday in Tunis, Ben Arous, Ariana and Manouba.

The restriction will be applied between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. local time on weekends and between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. on weekdays.

As of Wednesday, the North African country had recorded a total of 24,542 cases of the coronavirus, including 364 deaths.


COVID-19 has claimed more than 1.05 million lives in 188 countries and regions since first being detected in Wuhan, China in December.

The US, India and Brazil are currently the worst-hit countries. Over 35.9 million cases have been reported worldwide, with recoveries surpassing 25 million, according to figures compiled by US-based Johns Hopkins University.

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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