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Tunisian president orders night curfew from Monday to Aug. 27 -statement

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CAIRO, July 26 (Reuters) – Tunisian President Kais Saied prohibited the movement of people and vehicles from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m., starting Monday and lasting until Aug. 27, with the exception of urgent health cases and night workers, the presidency said on Monday in a statement posted on Facebook.

The presidential order also prohibited the movement of people and vehicles between cities outside times of curfew , except to fulfill basic needs or for urgent health reasons. It also banned the gathering of more than three people on public roads or in public squares.

(Reporting by Nayera Abdallah; editing by Jonathan Oatis)

Photo Supporters of Tunisia’s President Kais Saied gather on the streets after he dismissed the government and froze parliament, in Tunis, Tunisia. EPA-EFE/STR