The Presidential Council (PC) imposed a total curfew around the clock, for a period of 5 days, starting from 4 pm on Friday, with an aim to tackle the growing spread of the novel coronavirus in the country.
The decision stipulates for the complete lockdown of all cities, the prevention of movement in-between, and the banning of large gatherings, especially in the seaside resorts and parks.
According to the decree, after the end of the five-day total lockdown, the curfew will continue for another five days, from 9 pm to 6 am the next day, starting on Wednesday, August 5.
The authorities allowed people to fetch their needs on foot, in addition to essential services, such as foodstuffs and pharmacies have also been excluded from the decision.
On Wednesday, the country registered its largest record of infections, with 205 cases in a span of 24-hours. The data update on Wednesday also showed 17 recoveries, while the death-toll climbed to 71, as four people succumbed to the disease in a day.