Tajoura municipality in eastern Tripoli has announced it will impose a complete lockdown and curfew within its administrative borders starting March 24 at 6.00 PM.

The step, according to Tajoura municipality's statement, is part of preventive measures against Coronavirus outbreak in Libya.

The municipality of Tajoura said all shops and businesses would be closed except for pharmacies, medical laboratories, clinics and hospitals, as well as security, police and military apparatuses, in addition to energy services.

The decision imposes a fine of 3000 Libyan dinars for anyone who violates the lockdown regulations and curfew hours, which say nobody enters or gets out from Tajoura for two weeks, according to the statement.

"If any person had to enter Tajoura for urgent matters, they should contact the emergency committee to check their medical status and be allowed to enter if they were healthy and pose no threat to the community. People need to by their necessary goods and commodities before the lockdown starts." The statement says.

The Presidential Council announced last Saturday a partial curfew across Libya as part of precautionary measures against Coronavirus in the country.