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Tunisia extends lockdown by two weeks

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TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisia will extend a lockdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus by two weeks to April 19, the presidency said in a statement on Tuesday.

Tunisia has confirmed 362 cases of the coronavirus and nine deaths and has imposed a general lockdown for over a week, preventing people from leaving their homes except to buy necessities or work in certain jobs.

Reporting By Tarek Amara, writing by Angus McDowall, editing by Chris Reese

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