Tunisia’s Coronavirus Cases Rise To 173


Tunisia has announced 59 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the country’s total number to 173.

The latest cases were identified during 229 new tests, Health Minister Abdellatif Mekki said on Wednesday.

“It is still possible to protect ourselves,” he said, noting that local infections now outnumber those who recently traveled in from epicenters of the outbreak.

READ MORE  Four Dead in suspected murders, suicide on New Year’s Day

At times appearing frustrated as he addressed the media and the public, the health minister appealed yet again to people to adhere to the terms of the lockdown.

He also criticized people who have violated self-quarantine rules.

“The question is, where are we headed? Where are we headed if the police and army today have to tell you, ‘Please go to your homes,

READ MORE  GRA Fails To Account For The Sales Of 1,719 Vehicles-Losses GHC25.5m

“Can the country continue like this?… The situation in Tunisia cannot sustain this,” he said.

Tunisia imposed a nationwide lockdown that came into effect on Sunday. Its airspace and land borders have been closed since last week.

Source: BBC


Like it? Share with your friends!

Choose A Format
Personality quiz
Series of questions that intends to reveal something about the personality
Trivia quiz
Series of questions with right and wrong answers that intends to check knowledge
Poll
Voting to make decisions or determine opinions
Story
Formatted Text with Embeds and Visuals
List
The Classic Internet Listicles
Countdown
The Classic Internet Countdowns
Open List
Submit your own item and vote up for the best submission
Ranked List
Upvote or downvote to decide the best list item
Meme
Upload your own images to make custom memes
Video
Youtube, Vimeo or Vine Embeds
Audio
Soundcloud or Mixcloud Embeds
Image
Photo or GIF
Gif
GIF format