Covid-19: Tunisia Extends Curfew to January 15

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.

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