The night curfew has not had the desired effect as is evident from the number of COVID-19 infections reported since its imposition on October 11.
Contrary to the expectation of a substantial drop in numbers, novel coronavirus infections are increasing in the country.
On Monday, the Ministry of Health (MoH) confirmed 641 new cases, taking the total to 110,594. The number of deaths reported during the same period was 13. Despite the night curfew, the number of cases in the last few days has continued to be over 500.
The number of those who recovered also increased by 776 on Monday.
‘The total number of recoveries has increased to 96,400, while the number of deaths has reached 1,114,’ an MoH statement said.
As of Monday, a total of 504 patients were admitted in health institutions, including 201 in ICUs.
MoH has called upon all to adhere to the isolation procedures by staying in a separate room with an attached toilet and serving the isolated person from outside the room as instructed. It said that social distancing also helps curb the spread of the virus.
MoH advises all citizens and residents to continue washing hands with water and soap, avoid touching the face, nose, mouth and eyes, and following healthy habits when coughing and sneezing.