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Tunisia's Foreign Minister Tests Positive for COVID-19

Tunisia's Foreign Minister Tests Positive for COVID-19

Monday, 25 January, 2021 - 05:45
The center of the Tunisian capital Tunis is mostly empty during a lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AFP)

Tunisia’s foreign minister, Othman Jerandi, has tested positive for COVID-19, saying in a tweet that the symptoms are severe, according to an official statement by the Foreign Ministry late on Sunday.

“Today, my tests confirmed that I have COVID-19, despite taking all the necessary precautions and respecting the health protocol. Severe symptoms, I ask God the safety for everyone,” Jerandi said in his tweet.

“This has made me more insistent on the supply of vaccines to protect my country's people fro m the pandemic,” he added.

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