COVID-19: over 31,000 jabs administered on Nov.25

Tunisia administered 31,199 COVID-19 jabs on November 25, the Health Ministry said. Figures show 5,053,915 people have been fully vaccinated till this date, including 3,927,237 who got two doses and 1,126,678 who received one shot as the J&J/Janssen vaccine requires a single dose or as they had previously contracted the virus. The overall number of vaccines administered so far reached […]

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Number of schools closed following coronavirus outbreaks (Education Minister)

The Ministry of Education has decided to close classrooms in a number of schools and shut down other schools following coronavirus outbreaks among students, Minister of Education Fathi Slaouti said on Friday. Speaking to TAP on the margins of his visit to Kairouan governorate, he stressed the imperative to apply the health protocol more firmly. The situation is currently under […]

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Defence Ministry: 487 undocumented migrants rescued off Kerkennah

The National Defence Ministry said Friday 487 undocumented migrants, including 13 women and 93 children, were rescued at dawn off Kerkennah. The National Navy received reports Wednesday according to which 430 undocumented migrants set sail from Libya on Tuesday night in a bid to reach European coasts. The migrants include a Tunisian national, 162 from Egypt, 104 from Bengal, 81 […]

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National organisations call on Presidency of Republic to clarify vision on local authority

National organisations and associations called on the Presidency of the Republic to openly discuss local authority and to clarify its vision regarding the implementation of the decentralisation process, calling for prioritising this matter. In a joint statement published Friday, these organisations questioned the reasons behind abolishing the Local Affairs Ministry and transferring its central and regional structures to the Interior […]

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Former agriculture minister Samir Taieb and 3 other officials provisionally released

The investigating judge at the Economic and Financial Judicial Division in charge of the case of suspected fraud in a public contract between the Ministry of Agriculture and a private company specialised in computer equipment decided, on Friday, the provisional release of former Agriculture Minister Samir Taieb. The adviser to the Ministry of Agriculture, the manager of the company that […]

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