Health Ministry launches national strategy on prevention of psychoactive substance use

The Health Ministry, on Saturday, announced the launch of the 2021-2025 national strategy for prevention, harm reduction and treatment of psychoactive substances use in Society and in prisons. A relevant meeting was organised by the Medical University of Tunis, as part of the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. The strategy was developed by the Ministries of Health […]

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Prevalence of coronavirus infection over 400 per 100,000 inhabitants in 11 delegations (Health Ministry)

The prevalence of the coronavirus infection has exceeded in 11 delegations in 7 governorates more than 400 infections per 100,000 inhabitants on June 25, the Health Ministry announced Saturday. These are the delegations of Manouba, Tebourba (governorate of Manouba), Nabeul (governorate of Nabeul), Joumin (governorate of Bizerte), East Kef, West Kef (governorate of Kef), Sidi Bouzid, Meknassi, Ouled Hafouz (Sidi […]

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Mechichi says thanks to vaccination he suffers from no coronavirus symptoms

Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi, Saturday, posted a video, saying thanks to vaccination, he does not suffer from any coronavirus symptoms after contracting the virus. “Thanks to vaccination, I have not displayed any symptoms, which confirms the efficiency of the vaccine,” he pointed out, adding “a few vaccinated people contracts the virus. Yet, when this happens, the symptoms are mild.” Mechichi […]

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FM meets Iraqi ambassador at end of his mission to Tunisia

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Migration and Tunisians Abroad Othman Jerandi, on Saturday, received Iraqi Ambassador to Tunisia Majid Al-Lajmawi, at the end of his mission to Tunisia. Jerandi commended the historic friendly relations between Tunisia and Iraq, calling to bolster bilateral cooperation, particularly in the economic and investment fields. He stressed the need to prepare well for the upcoming deadlines […]

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COVID-19: Tunisair announces new measures for travelers to Belgium

As of July 1, only Belgians and residents in Belgium as well as persons complying with a restricted list of necessary travels, are allowed to travel to Belgium, national carrier Tunisair said Saturday. All non-resident passengers aged 12 and over travelling to Brussels must have a negative PCR test result dated less than 72 hours before departure. They are also […]

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TABC president urges opening of border crossings between Libya and sub-Saharan countries to facilitate inter-African trade

President of the Tunisia-Africa Business Council (TABC) Anis Jaziri, on Saturday, called on investors attending the 4th edition of the International Conference on Financing Investment and Trade in Africa -FITA 2021) to lobby politicians to open border crossings between Libya, Niger and other sub-Saharan countries. Speaking at the close of the conference held from June 24 to 26 in Tunis, […]

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Tourism revenues down 34% as of June 20 (BCT)

Cumulative tourism revenues fell by 34%, to 706 million dinars (MD) until June 20, compared to the same date of the previous year, according to the monetary and financial figures released by the Central Bank of Tunisia (BCT) Friday. Likewise, cumulative foreign debt servicing went down 28% to 3.5 billion dinars, on the same date. On the other hand, cumulative […]

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Tunisia seeks to boost cooperation with Guinea and DR Congo in industry, hydrocarbons and training

Ways to promote cooperation between Tunisia and Guinea and the Democratic Republic of Congo, particularly in the fields of industry, SME creation, hydrocarbons and training were discussed in two consecutive meetings between Acting Minister of Industry, Energy and Mines Mohamed Boussaid and Guinean Minister of Industry and SMEs Tibou Kamara and Congolese Minister of Hydrocarbons Didier Budimbu Ntubuanga Saturday. The […]

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Public projects worth 2 billion dinars to be unblocked within 13 months (Mechichi)

(TAP) – Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi on Friday stated that a process has been undertaken to unblock within the next 13 months, public projects worth 2 billion dinars, as part of ironing out the investment obstacles.   In a statement to the media on the fringes of the 5th Beit El Hekma economic consultation meeting held in Carthage, Mechichi said […]

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