COVID-19: Sidi Bouzid sees surge in death and infection numbers

11 COVID-19 fatalities were logged in Sidi Bouzid in the past 24 hours, taking the death count in the region to 624, Local Health Director Bechir Saidi told TAP Friday. 233 infections were also reported, pushing the caseload to 20,160, including 17,860 recoveries. The number of hospitalisations also rose by 19, hitting 153.   Source: TAP News Agency

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COVID-19: Tunisia takes delivery of medical supplies donated by friendly countries and Tunisians living in France

A Tunisian military plane carrying medical supplies from Austria, Malta and Luxembourg on Thursday landed at the Tunis-Carthage airport, according to a Presidency of the Republic press release. This aid consists in a lot of vaccines, oxygen concentrators and various medical supplies. The plane also brought respirators and other equipment provided by Tunisians living in France, the same source said. […]

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Tunisia logs 167 additional fatalities and 3,508 infections on July 28

Tunisia logged 3,508 COVID-19 infections from 13,920 tests on July 28, with an incidence rate of 25.20%, bringing tally to 586,146. 167 more fatalities were reported, taking the death toll to 19,503, the Health Ministry specifies on Friday in a its daily report. 5,833 patients recovered from the virus by July 28, taking the overall number of recoveries to 505,497 since the outbreak of the pandemic. […]

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Ben Arous field hospital to be operational next weekA

The new field hospital in Ben Arous governorate, set up as part of a Qatari donation, will be operational as of next week with a capacity of 84 oxygen-fitted beds and 10 intencive care beds, manager of field hospitals Brigadier General Doctor Mohamed Soussi said Friday. With this new field hospital, the number of field hospitals for COVID-19 patients in the […]

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COVID-19: US government provides Tunisia with one million doses of Moderna vaccine

The US government, Friday, handed over 1 million doses of Moderna vaccine through the international Covax initiative, as part of its efforts to support Tunisia against the coronavirus. The Military Health Directorate in coordination with the Health Ministry will use these doses during the vaccination campaigns across the country, Chief of Staff Nadia Akacha told reporters following the reception of […]

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Tunisian women associations call to prosecute all those involved in corruption cases

There is a need to speed up prosecuting all those involved or suspected in corruption cases, and to open the political assassinations file in the post-Revolution Tunisia, six Tunisian women associations said. In an open letter to the President of the Republic, these associations also voiced support to the decision to lift the MPs’ immunity, and to “legitimate popular protests”. […]

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Health Ministry holds meeting on management of oxygen reserve and means to vaccinate 50% of population

Acting Health Minister and the Local Health Directors held a working session on Friday to discuss the pace of the national COVID-19 vaccination campaign and the proper management of the oxygen reserve as well as the examination of the Ministry’s budget for the year 2022. The session also tackled the pandemic situation in the country and the vaccination process as […]

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Meeting Saturday on vaccinating pupils and students before new school and acadamic year ” (Minister)

Acting Health Minister Mohamed Trabelsi said Friday that a meeting will be held on Saturday, bringing together the Ministries of Health, Education and Higher Education to examine the proposal to vaccinate pupils and students for COVID-19 before the new school and university terms, according to the available vaccine doses. Trabelsi told TAP that the Health Ministry is working to ensure […]

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Four Ennahdha Movement members brought before justice

Four Ennahdha movement members are currently standing before the investigating judge of the Tunis 2 Court of First Instance over “attempted violence” outside the House of People’s Representatives (HPR)’s seat following the announcement of the July 25 presidential decisions, an authorised court source told TAP on Friday. A member of the Shura Council, a member of Rached Ghannouchi’s protocol unit […]

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Saudi Arabia respects President Kais Saied’s decisions (statement)

Saudi Arabia respects the decisions taken by President Kais Saied and believes that everything concerning Tunisia’s internal affairs is the country’s sovereignty, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah Al Saud said Friday. The Saudi FM, who was received by President Kais Saied at Carthage Palace, stressed his country’s confidence in the Tunisian leadership’s ability to overcome this […]

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