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Tunisia: No Return to Full Lockdown

Tunisia: No Return to Full Lockdown

Tuesday, 22 September, 2020 - 10:15
Tunisia will not return to a full lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic. (AFP)

Tunisian Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi said the country will not return to a full lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic.


He stressed, however, that the current situation requires everyone to strictly respect preventive measures imposed by the Health Ministry.


This include wearing masks, using disinfectants and respecting social distancing rules, he said in remarks on the sidelines of the opening of the Annual Conference of Heads of Permanent Diplomatic and Consular Missions.


Member of the Scientific Committee on Coronavirus Control Habib Ghedira had previously warned that Tunisia may face a catastrophic situation over the pandemic, adding that infections can be avoided once health precautions are respected.


A complete lockdown is no longer the solution to confront the outbreak, he stressed. The solution lies in wearing a mask, respecting social distancing rules and washing hands regularly.


Tunisia has confirmed 10,732 infections, 2,386 recoveries and 159 deaths.


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