Tunisia’s health system crumbles under coronavirus

Tunisia’s health system crumbles under coronavirus

Tunisia’s health system “has collapsed” due to the surge in coronavirus cases, thus health ministry described the dire situation in his country.

The pandemic has had a “disastrous” impact on the country, the spokesperson for the health ministry Nissaf Ben Alya said as hospitals are submerged by Covid-19 patients and morgues hit maximum capacity.

Abhorrent images leaked of crowded hospitals as the ministry resorts to refrigerated trucks to serve as morgues.

The country of approximately 12 million inhabitants has suffered nearly 465,000 cases and 15,735 deaths. On Tuesday alone, it registered nearly 10,000 new daily cases.

“The number of cases has risen dramatically. Unfortunately, the health system has collapsed,” Ben Alya said.

Since June 20, authorities have imposed a total lockdown on six regions across Tunisia, including Kairouan, as the number of Covid cases spiralled.

Throughout Tunisia, only 4 percent of the 12 million population receive two full doses of vaccine.

 

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