Covid-19 cases flood Tunisia’s hospitals

Tunisia’s hospitals have come under heavy pressure as a record level of Coronavirus cases filled in intensive care units pushing doctors to favor younger patients.

There are no more beds in intensive care units now according to members of the scientific committee which advises the government.

The Tunisian health system was on the verge of collapse after the country lifted a night curfew that triggered protests, according to Tunisian media.

 

The scientific committee was considering whether to recommend another border closure to avoid the spread of the new virus variants, Reuters reported.

So far, 10,063 people lost their lives to Covid-19 as the country continues to wait for significant vaccine shipments.

The country started its vaccination campaign on March 13, giving jabs to 265,365 Tunisian, according to the latest figures published by the health ministry.

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