The cities of Ghat and Ghademes announced on Friday the closure of their administrative borders as a precaution, in the fight against the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic.

The Mayor of Ghat, Qumani Saleh, said in a statement that the Municipality had decided to close the borders for 10 days, beginning from Friday, in a bid to combat the Coronavirus. The Municipal Council of Ghadames concurred with its decision, also closing its borders.

The closure will begin from Friday and continue for the agreed duration, and as stated on its Official Facebook page, will have no exception, other than extremely urgent medical cases, either entering or exiting the city.