Covid: Tunisia, infections up, curfew starts Thursday eve

TUNIS, Tunisia recorded 6,323 new cases of Covid out of 24,271 tests carried out on January 11, with a positive rate of 26.05%; eight deaths were also recorded, according to the latest Tunis Health Ministry figures.
The figures mark a sharp increase in infections in the North African country, which has decided to establish a two-week nightly curfew and ban on gatherings and demonstrations, starting this evening.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been a total of 756,155 positive cases and 25,731 victims.
Currently 462 patients are hospitalised in private and public hospitals, 112 of whom in intensive care, and 17 on respirators.
Over six million Tunisians (out of about 12 million residents) have completed a full vaccination cycle, with about a million residents having received a booster.


Source: ANSA News Agency