March 20, 2020 / 3:29 PM / 13 days ago

Tunisia orders lockdown

TUNIS, March 20 (Reuters) - Tunisian President Kais Saied on Friday ordered a general lockdown, restricting public movement to counter the spread of the coronavirus.

Speaking in a televised broadcast, Saied said he was asking the majority of people to stay at home and stopping movement between Tunisian cities. (Reporting By Tarek Amara, writing by Angus McDowall; Editing by Toby Chopra)

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