The head of the Steering Council for the Municipality of Sirte, Salem Amer Salem, has announced a 24 hour curfew within the city of Sirte and its surrounding areas beginning on Tuesday for a period of 10 days.
In a letter to the Commander of the Joint Security Chamber for Sirte, Sirte's Director of Security and the Director of the General Administration for Criminal Investigation, Salem said it was decided to shut down all commercial and service activities except for small shops within neighborhoods, cleaning materials stores, a water bottling factory and bakeries. Pharmacies and clinics will also be exempt from the ban.
The decision was made after a meeting of the main committee to combat the coronavirus in the municipality, on Sunday.
On Monday, the medical advisory committee for Libya's Interim Government announced that it had registered one death and 14 new coronavirus infections, including 5 from Sirte. According to the latest official statistics issued by the National Center for Disease Control, 146 new cases were recorded throughout Libya.