Covid: Tunisia to tighten restrictions starting April 9

Until end of month, to limit spread of new infections

08 April, 12:24

    (ANSAmed) - TUNIS, 08 APR - Tunisia has announced a series of restrictive measures that will go into effect on April 9 and be in place until the end of the month, to cope with the third wave of Covid-19 infections.

    The restrictions include a daily curfew from 7 pm to 5 am, as well as the ability for local governors to apply targeted lockdowns in areas classified as infection hotbeds.

    Other measures include a ban on all public and private gatherings, the closure of weekly markets, a five-day mandatory quarantine for those arriving from abroad (in addition to the presentation of a negative PCR test for Covid upon arrival), and intensified checks on compliance for the measures already in place.

    Since the start of the pandemic, Tunisia has registered 264,994 cases of coronavirus and 9,087 deaths, but the concern now is over available hospital beds.

    Currently, 80% of intensive care beds are occupied, and 50% of ventilators are in use, according to Tunisian Health Minister Faouzi Mehdi.

    The Tunisian health ministry said over 100,000 people have already received a first dose of Covid vaccine.

    The national vaccination campaign began on March 13. (ANSAmed).

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