The COVID-19 epidemic continues to progress dangerously across Tunisia at the risk of causing further devastation.
This is what emerges from the latest epidemiological bulletin published by the Tunisian health authorities, which affirm that the weekly number of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 continues to increase, on Tunisian soil.
Proof of this is that Tunisia has recorded a record number of new deaths according to the latest daily report, with 116 deaths as of June 29, bringing the toll to 14,959 deaths and a record of 5,921 new cases, or 420,103 cases since March 2020 Currently, 584 people are in intensive care, according to a statement from the Tunisian Ministry of Health.
It’s scary, because the country has not been able to improve its vaccination coverage rate, Tunisia has vaccinated only 1.8 million people out of 12 million inhabitants, including 549,000 with two doses, mainly for lack of doses.
New measures taken
Consequently, Tunisia has further strengthened its restrictive measures to combat an acceleration of the Covid-19 epidemic.
Authorities have placed the capital Tunis in partial containment from Thursday, July 1, banning gatherings as the number of new cases and deaths hit a record high in the country.
Public festivals, sporting and cultural events or even collective prayers are prohibited until July 14 in the four regions making up Greater Tunis, as well as in the seaside towns of Sousse and Monastir (East).
The curfew has been extended from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. while cafes and restaurants will no longer be able to serve on the terrace or to take away, according to the decisions of the governors.