Tunisia: Cultural activities to resume in June

Cultural activities in Tunisia, including festivals, will resume this summer after almost one year hiatus, caretaker interim Culture minister announced Wednesday.


Habib Ammar made the announcement at a meeting in Hammamet, Nabeul Governorate, with regional culture delegates, Webdo Tunis reports.

Tunisia last year imposed a ban on all culture events as part of the measures to curb the spread of the pandemic.


Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi dismissed in October culture minister Walid Zidi for disregarding recommended measures to confront covid-19 pandemic.


Zidi reportedly attended a protest movement organized by professionals of the culture sector against the restrictions. The first blind minister in the history of the North African country took a stance against the implementation of government decisions.

Mechichi then appointed Ammar, tourism minister as caretaker at the culture ministry.

Tunisia has rolled out its vaccination campaign 11 days ago. So far 22,040 people have received shots while 655,746 Tunisians have registered for the vaccination program.

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