Tunisia has extended its nationwide curfew to January 15, 2021 imposed to curtail the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) disease.
Minister of Health, Faouzi Mehdi, announced that the curfew will hold from from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. local time.
The measures also included extending the ban on movement between governorates and on gatherings, demonstrations, fairs, and meetings, in addition to the closure of cafes at 7 p.m. local time.
A ban on new year’s celebrations will also be imposed.
Wearing a mask is still compulsory in all places in addition to the continued application of preventive and hygiene measures, namely physical distancing, ventilation and hand washing.
Tunisia reported 1,031 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, raising the total number of infections to 121,718, while the death toll from the virus rose by 41 to 4,199.