COVID-19: Death count surges in Nabeul

16 COVID-19 death were logged in Nabeul governorate in the past 24 hours, pushing the death count in the region to 1,115. 280 infections were also registered from 1,257 conducted tests (22% incidence rate), taking the caseload to 43,063. Besides, the number of active infection cases currently stands at 5,036, against 36,605 recoveries, while 253 COVID-19 patients are currently hospitalised. […]

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Bizerte records 23 coronavirus fatalities in 24 hours

Bizerte governorate recorded 23 more fatalities of the coronavirus during the last 24 hours, while 584 others tested positive for the virus, out of 1,903 tested. This takes the overall number of infections to 23,512, including 17,898 recoveries and 887 deaths, Local Health Director Jameleddine Saidani told TAP on Tuesday. The occupancy rate of oxygen-supported beds in Bizerte hospitals has […]

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COVID-19: 2,663,438 vaccines administered so far

43,554 COVID-19 vaccines (18,328 first shots and 25,226 boosters) were administered on July 26, the Health Ministry said Tuesday. 1,081,214 people have so far been fully vaccinated, 963,633 of whom have been administered the two shots and 117,581 have only received 1 shot as they had been infected. Overall, 2,663,438 vaccines were administered so far, 1,699,805 first shots and 963,633 […]

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Amnesty International: President Saied should publicly commit to respecting and protecting human rights

Tunisian President Kais Saied should publicly commit to respecting and protecting human rights, including the rights to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly, after he suspended parliament and assumed some judicial powers, said Amnesty International. Concerns that human rights are at risk have heightened following an alarming raid by security forces on Al Jazeera’s office in Tunis today and […]

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EU High Representative calls for “restoring institutional stability as soon as possible”

European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell on Tuesday said that “the EU is closely following the development of the situation in Tunisia.” “The country’s democratic foundations, respect of the rule of law, the Constitution and the legislative framework must be preserved while remaining attuned to the wishes and aspirations of the Tunisian people,” he […]

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COVID-19: 2,300 pregnant women administered vaccine since launch of national vaccination campaign

2,300 pregnant women have been administered the vaccine since the launch of the anti-COVID-19 vaccination campaign until this Tuesday, said Ryadh Daghfous, member of the Scientific Committee for the fight against the coronavirus. In a statement to TAP Daghfous said that pregnant women are vaccinated by the vaccine Pfizer or Moderna, which have proven their harmlessness on the health of […]

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France calls “for respect for rule of law and return, as swiftly as possible, to normal functioning of institutions”

“France has taken note of the decisions announced by the Tunisian president,” the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs said in a statement on July 26. “France is following developments in the political situation in Tunisia with the greatest attention. It is calling for respect for the rule of law and for the return, as swiftly as possible, to the […]

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Ennahdha Executive Board considers President of Republic’s exceptional measures “unconstitutional”

Meeting on Monday evening, the executive board of the Ennahdha movement considered that the exceptional measures announced by the President of the Republic are “unconstitutional.” Ennahdha denounced in a statement issued Tuesday “a coup against the Constitution and institutions, through the freezing of parliamentary activities and the monopolisation of all powers without any constitutional control. The board calls on the […]

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National Authority for Prevention of Torture warns against “chaos” in TunisiaZ

The National Authority for the Prevention of Torture (INPT) warned against any attempt to get bogged down in chaos in Tunisia and to settle political scores out of the framework of law and legitimacy. The INPT reacts to the decisions announced last Sunday by President Kais Saied to freeze the work of the Parliament for thirty days, dismiss the Prime […]

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President Saied receives Moroccan FM, special envoy of King Mohamed VI

President Kais Saied on Tuesday in Carthage received Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates Nasser Bourita, who was carrying a message from King Mohamed VI to the Head of State. The meeting highlighted the strong relations between the two countries’ leaderships and reaffirmed the determination of both countries to pursue common action, uphold bilateral cooperation and […]

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