COVID-19: Tunisia Extends General Lockdown by a Week in Kasserine

TUNIS, TUNISIA – OCTOBER 09: A street near the Avenue Habib Bourguiba remains empty after a lockdown imposed as a measure against the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Tunis, Tunisia on October 09, 2020. 15 day lock-down imposed in Tunis, Aryanah, Ben Arous and Manouba. Lockdown comes to effect between 7 pm – 5 am on Saturday and Sunday, 9 pm and 5 am on weekdays. (Photo by Yassine Gaidi/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

The Regional Anti-Disaster Committee in Kasserine, Tunisia, has extended by one week the general lockdown in the entire Governorate starting Monday, July 18, to cope with the epidemiological situation in the region.

The committee also decided to maintain ‘curfew hours from 8 pm to 5 am and ban travel and gatherings.

The press statement released on Sunday stated all shops will be closed from 2 pm

The weekly stocks and livestock markets will be closed but the sale points of sheep organized by the municipalities will be exceptionally open.

The decision to extend the lockdown does not concern administrations, local authorities, students, people involved in the vaccination campaign, emergency cases, vital sectors, etc., and basic services related to the supply of food, medical and agricultural products.

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