Coronavirus: Tunisia set to re-open mosques, restaurants early June

Tunisia Thursday said mosques and restaurants will open for business from June 4 as part of the second phase of lockdown easing process.
The announcement was made by Lobna Jeribi, minister of big projects, who also indicated the progressive resumption of schools from May 26, starting with Kindergarten.

Authorities of the North African country began this month to ease the lockdown imposed in March in most parts of the country as way to curb the spread of the covid-19.

The Health Ministry announced in a press release issued early on Friday that 18 people have tested positive for COVID-19, including one new imported case reported in Tunis governorate among persons who had been repartriated and placed in mandatory quarantine, and 17 previous cases who had tested positive again, out of 1,585 conducted screening tests (45 as part of the follow-up measure of previous cases).

The tally now stands at 1,046 confirmed infection cases out of 45,308 screening tests conducted since the start of the pandemic last March. The number of recoveries rose to 883 and number of deaths caused by COVID-19 stands at 47.

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