​​​​​​​Tunisian president puts country under full quarantine

The Tunisian President, Qais Saeed, announced Friday that a full quarantine has been imposed on the country to counter the new Coronavirus, also known as "Covid-19".

In a speech broadcast on Tunisian television, Qais Saeed said cities would be isolated from each other and movement between cities would be halted only in very extreme cases.

The Tunisian president assured the people, explaining that the entire population will be provided with food, and that small shops will remain open, in case of large gatherings, stressing that they will be provided with everything the citizens need.

It was also decided to close the major industrial zones in Tunisia, where there is an intensive number of workers and employees.

He said some people will be quarantined, with hostels and designated spaces to be secured.

 The Tunisian president's speech came hours after 15 new Covid-19 infections were reported, bringing the country's total to 54.


 Source: Agencies



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