Tunisia Tightens Anti-Covid Measures
Umer Jamshaid 4 days ago Thu 08th April 2021 | 08:30 AM
Tunis, April 8 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 8th Apr, 2021 ) :Tunisia on Wednesday announced additional restrictions to curb Covid-19, as a rise in infections poses what officials called "dangerous" risks for the North African nation.
Government spokesman Hasna Ben Slimane, who detailed the measures at a press conference, also announced the closure of weekly souks throughout Tunisia.
A five-day self-quarantine will be required for those arriving from abroad along with a negative PCR test within 72 hours before the trip.
Hospital officials have in recent days spoken of a dangerous situation due to an increase in infections and dozens of deaths per day.
Intensive care beds in hospital Covid units have reached 80 percent capacity and that number is at risk of increasing, Health Minister Faouzi Mehdi told the press conference, calling the situation "dangerous".