Tunisia and Libya decided to reopen their borders this Saturday for the needs of its population, although this decision was based on trying to reactivate the economy of both nations, since both are suffering from an intense outbreak due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Shortly after noon, all kinds of cars and people crossed in both directions through the border crossing of Ras Jedir. According to information from Efe, it is expected that air connections will also be reactivated this Sunday.
In Libya, the government notified 824 new positives this Friday to account for a total of 72.000, highlighting that in a nation that is at war and there is no precise data in the eastern area, it is even more difficult to control the epidemic.
For its part, the Tunisian government reported that since last November 12, 1,562 new infections and 27 more deaths have been confirmed.
With that, positives amount to 77,668 Since last March, more than 76,000 of them confirmed after the government decided at the end of July to reopen the borders and relax health measures, where they barely added 1,300 cases and 50 deaths compared to 2,209 today.