Tunisia reduces curfew by three hours

According to a presidency statement released on Friday, curfew hours in Tunisia will be shortened by three hours and last from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. from today, August 1.

More details in the statement indicate that other measures against the COVID-19 pandemic are still being implemented. These include;  the ban on all family, private and public events as well as gatherings in open or closed spaces, among others.

Owners of restaurants and cafes are advised to stop serving customers who eat from their outlets starting from 7pm, according to the statement. However, these businesses are encouraged to offer take away services up to 10pm.

All arrivals in Tunisia by land, air and sea must present a negative PCR test within 72 hours before arrival, and receive a mandatory 7-day quarantine from the date of entry into the country.

It should be noted that the Tunisian Health Ministry on Friday reported 3,508 COVID-19 cases, raising the tally in the North African country to 586,146.

According to the country’s COVID-19 statistics, the death toll from the virus rose by 167 to 19,503, while the total number of recoveries reached 505,497.

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