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Tunisian women cheering as they work on the production of medical masks in the company's factory in the central city of Kairouan. Image Credit: AFP

Tunis: Tunisia will extend a lockdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus by two weeks to April 19, the presidency said in a statement on Tuesday.

Tunisia has confirmed 362 cases of the coronavirus and nine deaths and has imposed a general lockdown for over a week, preventing people from leaving their homes except to buy necessities or work in certain jobs.