Two-week curfew imposed in Tunisia

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Digital Desk, Tunis. The Tunisian government will impose a new two-week curfew across the country on Thursday to contain the spread of the latest wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Based on the epidemiological situation in the country, the curfew will come into force from Thursday for a period of two weeks, Xinhua news agency quoted a government statement as saying. The nationwide curfew will be in force from 10 pm to 5 am, the statement said.

In addition, the government has decided to ban all public gatherings indoors and out. All cultural and sporting events will be canceled or postponed until further notice. Wearing of masks is still mandatory at all places apart from the constant application of preventive and hygiene measures such as physical distancing, ventilation and hand washing.

The government has also recommended the suspension of any travel to countries facing critical conditions along with the Vaccine Passport, the National Immunization Campaign, especially the vaccination of the COVID-19 booster dose. Meanwhile, Tunisia reported 4,865 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the number of infections in the North African country to 749,832. The death toll from the virus rose by 11 to 25,707, while the total number of cured people has reached 700,004.

(IANS)

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