The Municipality of Central Tripoli urged on Saturday, all members of society, to adhere resolutely to all measures put in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus, after several neighborhoods in Tripoli witnessed a sudden spike in infections recently.

Areas of Sidi Khalifa, Zawiya Street, Bin Ashour, and Zawiyat al-Dahmani witnessed a surge in Covid-19 cases during the past few days, says the municipality.

"People must abide by basic precautions, including disinfection, washing hands, wearing masks in public and social distancing," a statement by the municipality said on Facebook.

It also warned against gatherings, which represent a major cause of transmitting infections, emphasizing the importance of restricting customs to the limit under the current exceptional circumstances.

"There will be no wedding festivals or funeral gatherings, congratulations and condolence could be offered via the telephone or online services," the statement added.