Sabha Municipal Council announced a new lockdown, along with the closure of universities, public and private schools, kindergartens, social and sports halls and shops for a period of two weeks, starting from March 8 up to March 20.

The Municipal Council specified in a statement regarding the dates of the ban during the aforementioned period, that the timing of the ban would be from 1 p.m. right up until 8 a.m. next morning.

The reasons for the new lockdown were directly blamed on the increase in the number of active cases of the Coronavirus pandemic, leading to deaths, however, particularly due to the failure of citizens to follow the suggested precautionary measures advised to avoid contracting the virus.