March 16, 2020 / 9:11 PM / 19 days ago

Tunisia suspends all international flights, closes its land borders - PM

FILE PHOTO: Tunisia's Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh speaks during a handover ceremony in Tunis, Tunisia February 28, 2020. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi

(Reuters) - Tunisia will suspend international flights and close its land border in an effort to prevent the outbreak of coronavirus, Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh said on Monday.

He added in a speech that all gatherings and markets will be banned and work hours for state employees will be reduced.

Reporting by Tarek Amara; Editing by Lisa Shumaker

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