A national confinement was imposed on March 22 in order to ensure maximal social distancing. The government accordingly adopted strict measures to limit circulation between cities and even within neighborhoods. Stores, establishments as well as public and private businesses were closed with the exception of those specializing in health, energy, communications, food and cleaning products. This exceptional situation in Tunisia has been marked by the abuse of power and rights violations against some citizens.

It wasn’t until April 13, three weeks after the start of confinement, that the government held a ministerial meeting during which a series of measures were announced to slow the propagation of Coronavirus. Eventually, these measures are to become the object of decrees. Since March 22, the government has managed the epidemiological situation and dealt with individuals who violate the curfew according to interpretations by different ministries, without any legal basis.