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Tunisia to ban New Year celebrations, extends night curfew

Tunisia to ban New Year celebrations, extends night curfew

TUNISIA will ban all events including celebrations for the new year and extend its night curfew until January 15 to help combat the spread of coronavirus, the health minister said on Tuesday. The government imposed the night curfew in October and banned travel between regions in the North African country. On Monday, Tunisia said it had recorded a total of 121,718 coronavirus infections, including 4,199 deaths. Tunisian authorities said they had ordered vaccines from U.S. drugmaker Pfizer. - Thomson Reuters Foundation.
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Tunisia reports daily coronavirus record of 1308 cases

Tunisia reports daily coronavirus record of 1308 cases

TUNISIA recorded 1,308 new confirmed coronavirus cases on Wednesday, the health ministry has said, a record since the start of the pandemic, prompting the government to impose a night curfew in two governorates. The total number of cases has jumped to around 20,000 compared with roughly 1,000 cases before the country's borders were opened on June 27. The total number of deaths has reached 271, the Health Ministry said. Hichem Mechichi, Tunisia's Prime Minister-designate. The authorities on Thursday imposed a night curfew in Sousse and Monastir, two coastal governorates, to curb the increase in infections, amid fears that hospitals will…
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