Captain Amadou Sanogo, the President of the newly formed National Committee for the Restoration of Democracy and State (CNRDR), declares an immediate curfew.
Hundreds of Minnesota National Guard are deployed in Minneapolis to enforce a night curfew, after Mayor Jacob Frey declared a state of local emergency amid civil unrest, but rioting and arson fires continue.
King Salman issues an order to partially lift the curfew in all regions of the country except Mecca, where a 24-hour curfew continues. Saudi authorities report 16,299 infections and 136 deaths nationwide.
Police urge people to respect the curfew. Authorities order that children stay at home and announce that Christmas celebrations and public gatherings have been cancelled in order to prevent the epidemic from spreading even further. The death toll from the outbreak now stands at 53.
At least five people are killed in a second day of spontaneous protests against unemployment, government corruption and lack of basic services in Iraq. Police say they have "lost control" of the city of Nassiriya after exchanging gunfire with protesters. Curfews are imposed on the Iraqi cities of Baghdad, Nassiriya, Amarah and Hillah.