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Tunisia expands lockdown to four governorates

Tunisia expands lockdown to four governorates as COVID-19 pandemic worsens

2021 Jun 21, 12:41, Tunis
La Marsa district, just outside Tunis, is deserted Monday, May, 10, 2021. Tunisia announced on Friday strict new measures to try to contain the spread of the coronavirus, with the prime minister saying that the health system risks collapsing if something is not done. Houses of prayer are being ordered closed starting Sunday for a week, along with outdoor markets and large stores and malls. Shops selling food can remain open. Photo: AP

The Tunisian government added on Sunday another three governorates to the list of general lockdown as the situation of the COVID-19 pandemic worsens in the North African country.

The government had already put the north-central governorate of Kairouan under general lockdown on Saturday.

Siliana, Zaghouan, and Bejakn are the three new governorates where the infection rate reaches 400 cases out of every 100,000 residents, which prompted the decision of imposing a general lockdown, the government said in a statement.

Now four of the country's 24 governorates are under general lockdown. The lockdown measures in all four governorates became effective on Sunday.

Also on Sunday, Tunisian Health Ministry reported 1,775 new COVID-19 cases, raising the total number of infections in the North African country to 382,950.

The death toll from the virus rose by 78 to 14,038, while the total number of recoveries reached 332,962, according to a ministry statement.


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