Tunisia: Pandemic propagation led to ban commute between governorates until end of July

Tunisia: Pandemic propagation led to ban commute between governorates until end of July

Tunisia Thursday imposed a ban on all movements between various governorates of the country until end of the current month as part of efforts to curtail surge in COVID-19 contaminations.

The decision does not apply for students taking their exams, some emergency cases and the transportation of food stock and medical supply, Webdo Tunis reports.

The new measure comes amid a two-week night curfew and a series of other efforts to stop further spread of the pandemic.

Tunisia according to the World Health Organization (WHO) is the most affected country in the Arab world and Africa by the pandemic.
Thursday the Tunisian ministry of health conceded that the heath system has collapsed.

“The health system has collapsed (…) We are all responsible for this catastrophe,” said the ministry’s spokesperson Nissaf Ben Alaya.

Speaking to local radio Mosaique FM, she complained about failure by Tunisians to respect health protocols and government’s hasty moves to lift restricting measures when contaminations sooth.

The ministry reported Wednesday 8,315 new cases, 37 per cent up from Tuesday’s figures. The new data bring contaminations toll to 473,229. Fatalities hit 15,861 after new 126 deaths.

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