On Wednesday, the Head of Al-Marj Security Directorate Lieutenant-Colonel, Wahbi Anwar Al-Raikh, announced that a comprehensive curfew will be imposed in the city and travel between cities prevented to curb the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country.
In a statement, Al-Raikh also announced the suspension of all commercial activities, including, cafes, restaurants, barbershops, wedding halls and gyms. In addition to that, it has also been decided to close all street markets to help address the deadly pandemic.
The decision exempted essential organisations that work in “hygiene, health, security, the Red Crescent, electricity, and water maintenance tasks” from the complete lockdown.
Today, the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 161 new cases, and three additional deaths. This brings the total number of cases to 4,224 and the death toll of 96. It added that eight patients have successfully recovered, raising the number of recoveries to 633.