Friday, 23 July 2021 06:57 GMT

Tunisia enforces general curfew in north-central governorate amidst deteriorated coronavirus pandemic


(MENAFN) On Saturday, Jun. 19 Tunisia’s Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi made a decision to enforce general curfew in the north-central governorate of Kairouan, after the coronavirus pandemic worsened in the region.

The general curfew shall be enforced if the cases rate of a governorate hits 400 infections out of every 100,000 inhabitants, effective from Sunday, said a report issued by the administration.

The administration report noted: "regional quarantine centers will be created to accommodate positive cases and field hospitals will be set up for the management of cases, with the supply of oxygen and the organization of screening campaigns taken into account."

It further said that laboratories will also be enhanced to help spot the coronavirus strain in Kairouan.


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