The Libyan Presidential Council of the Government of National Accord (GNA) has announced a curfew across Libya starting March 22 from 6.00 p.m. to 6.00 a.m. over concerns about Coronavirus possible outbreak.
The curfew excluded security, health workers and other people involved in pharmacy services, environmental work, energy, telecommunications and cargo.
"All mosques, education institutions, cafes, restaurants, wedding halls, parks, clubs and shops will be closed and funerals and weddings as well as public transports will be banned." The Presidential Council said in a statement on Saturday.
Food shops and firms as well as bakeries and gas stations have been spared from the shutdown order, while state institutions will tackle their own work duties as they decide during the non-curfew hours as the Interior Ministry and Army personnel will implement the curfew and lockdown decision with the concerned authorities.
"Those who don't abide by the curfew and lockdown will be subject to punishments as per the local emergency and criminal laws."