Tunisian health authorities revealed this Friday A new strain of coronavirus has been detected, which is different from the variants registered so far In the process of a new improvement in the number of infections, and overcome 10,000 deaths Since the beginning of the pandemic.
The Tunisian Minister of Health Faouzi Mehdi explained in a statement to the local press that the strain is located in the town of Manuba near the capital. Will be sent to The World Health Organization (WHO) determines its nature and source.
Prime Minister Hichi Mechichi announced on Friday that the government’s efforts are aimed at intensifying efforts ICU quota-occupies 80%- But the main problem is the lack of professional medical staff, which is why he announced an excellent recruitment plan.
Mechichi assured: “The commitment of the private health sector in the fight against the coronavirus is still lower than expected.” After the first dose of vaccine A specialized center in the capital and private clinics are required to participate in a “national effort.”
Maghreb countries register this Thursday 2200 new cases and 107 deaths Starting from the peak period at the end of March, the official revenue and expenditure totaled 296,000 infections and 10170 deaths.
Last Sunday, the Tunisian government was tough Restrict movement again It also ordered the closure of schools until April 30. In addition, distance education was implemented for institutions and universities to reduce the already restricted movement of people between provinces.
In holy month RamadanBeginning on April 13, Tunisians cannot drive cars even after 7:00 pm local time (18:00 GMT) The curfew will remain at 22.00 Hours to avoid traditional family visits.
After these measures take effect The fierce political struggle between the executive branch and the president of the countryIt publicly stated that it understands that the rules must be strengthened, but urged that the “social climate” be considered. At the same time, experts called for these measures to be strengthened, while departments such as the hotel industry asked for extended working hours.
The Ministry of Tourism announced that from April 19th, all travelers who choose organized travel can enter the border. A “strict” sanitation agreement This includes taking a negative PCR test 72 hours before arrival and staying together during the journey.
A few days later, Hechmi Louzir, Chairman of the Vaccination Committee and Director of the Pasteur Institute, thought it was possible Close the border again Collaboration with Libya and France after the emergence of variants in South Africa and Brazil.
Since the start of vaccination on March 13, Of the 12 million citizens, 280,000 citizens received at least one dose vaccine.
Despite the publicity campaign, Only 1.2 million people registered on the digital platform “EVAX” Voluntary vaccination is free, which hinders the goal of the authorities that intend to provide vaccination to 20% of the population by June.