The Scientific Advisory Committee to Combat the Coronavirus Pandemic has warned of the worsening epidemiological situation in the country in the event that citizens do not adhere to all strict instructions.

The committee recommended in a statement on Thursday the tightening of all precautionary measures at borders and ports, given the surfacing of a new strain of the virus in neighbouring countries.

They said that the precautionary measures may even result in the stopping of travel abroad for the purpose of tourism for a limited period.