Crisis-hit Tunisia Receives 1.5 Mn Covid Vaccines From Italy
Sumaira FH 2 months ago Sun 01st August 2021 | 11:00 PM
Tunis, Aug 1 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 1st Aug, 2021 ) :Crisis-hit Tunisia, which has one of the world's highest coronavirus death rates, received 1.5 million Covid-19 vaccine doses from Italy on Sunday, the president's office announced.
President Kais Saied, who a week ago dismissed the prime minister and suspended parliament, was on hand to receive the consignment and launched a stinging attack on the performance of the ousted government.
"More than a year has gone by, meeting after meeting has been held, and yet people are being hospitalised and dying by the hundreds each day," he said.
European and Gulf nations, Tunisians abroad and ordinary citizens have organised equipment and vaccine donations that are now helping to battle the country's outbreak.
Saied this week announced the establishment of a coronavirus crisis unit, supervised by a high-level military official.