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Tunisia reports daily record of 4,170 cases

Tunisia reports daily record of 4,170 cases

TUNISIA has recorded 4,170 new confirmed coronavirus cases, a record since the start of the pandemic. The country on Thursday imposed a four-day national lockdown and closed schools until Jan. 24 to combat a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases. Other measures included rotating staffing in state jobs to reduce people in offices and transport, longer curfew hours and the removal of all chairs from cafes. Coronavirus cases have been rising fast in Tunisia, which had managed to contain the virus last year. They have now reached 175,065 cases and 5,528 deaths. With intensive care units in most public hospitals full…
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Tunisia reports daily record 205 COVID-19 deaths

Tunisia reports daily record 205 COVID-19 deaths

TUNISIA recorded 205 deaths in the last 24 hours, a daily record since the start of the pandemic, according to the health ministry said. The ministry reported 6,787 new cases, raising new concerns about the country's ability to fight the pandemic, with intensive care departments completely filled and a lack of oxygen supplies. The vaccination campaign is very slow. The World Health Organization says that the daily death rate in Tunisia is the highest in Africa and the Arab world. The total number of cases has climbed to around 530,000 and more than 17,200 deaths. Tunisia health authorities have called…
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