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Tunisia: curfew relief from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. from August 1, 2021


AA / Tunis / Hajer Cherni

The President of the Republic Saïed issued a presidential decree on Friday announcing the reduction of the curfew which will apply from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. from August 1, 2021 throughout the territory of Tunisia, and until further notice.

This was announced by the Presidency of the Republic in a press release published on its official Facebook page, and consulted by the Anadolu Agency.

Under this presidential decree, all public and private demonstrations in open and closed spaces will be banned.

Regarding the opening hours of cafes and restaurants, it was decided to lift the chairs and ban consumption in cafes and restaurants from 7 p.m.

Also, all travelers to Tunisia by sea, land and air should present a negative PCR test carried out during the 72 hours preceding the trip. They are also called upon to self-confine for 7 days from the date of their arrival in Tunisia.

All the civilian and military health authorities are called upon to intensify and accelerate the vaccination campaign, at a time when a relative decrease in the contaminations toll is recorded and to ensure the supply of the necessary quantities of vaccines.

Rigorous application of health protocols and individual and collective preventive measures in all sectors and public and private spaces as well as in supermarkets and public transport, is also recommended, according to the press release.

Managers in the administrative and public sectors are called upon to do what is necessary to encourage employees to work remotely in order to limit face-to-face work. Internal security forces, soldiers, customs agents and health professionals are exempt from these measures. Business leaders in the private sector are also called upon to follow these same measures.

All the parties concerned and intervening in the fight against the pandemic, are called upon to coordinate the measures at the regional level, according to the indications of propagation of the virus in the delegations and municipalities.

Tunisia recorded 167 additional deaths and 3,508 new coronavirus contaminations out of 13,920 analyzes carried out on July 28.

The health department said that the number of deaths from the virus, since the onset of the pandemic in Tunisia, had reached 19,503 deaths, while that of remissions rose to 505,497 cases, after the recovery of 5,833 people, out of a total of 586,146 contaminations recorded in Tunisia.

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