The police will ensure compliance and will get the army involved, if necessary, he said, adding that municipalities have been asked to technically restrict any unnecessary entries to cities and towns.

Exceptions will apply only to cases when people will travel to funerals of relatives, in cases of serious illness or accidents, also when people will travel to perform essential work or to provide medical assistance.

The ban will not apply to those to will travel out of municipalities of their residence to other municipalities where they have real estate.