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Tunisia Reports Six Cases of Delta COVID-19 Variant

Tunisia Reports Six Cases of Delta COVID-19 Variant

Thursday, 24 June, 2021 - 05:15
A nurse talks to a COVID-19 patient in an ICU at a hospital in Beja city (AFP)

Tunisia has detected six cases of the Delta COVID-19 variant, first detected in India, the health ministry said on Wednesday, amid a rapid spread of the virus in the North African country.


After successfully containing the virus in the first wave last year, Tunisia is grappling with a rise in infections.


As cases have mounted and intensive care wards almost filled, Tunisia last week imposed a lockdown in four governates.


Tunisia has recorded 387,000 coronavirus cases and about 14,233 deaths.


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