Tunisia announces 30 new coronavirus cases

Tunisia announces 30 new coronavirus cases

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Tunis, Mar 27 : Tunisia Health Ministry on Friday reported 30 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 227. Of a total of 2,045 lab tests, 227 cases were positive from 20 provinces out of 24, said a ministry statement.

Tunisia's first confirmed case has recovered, while six more deaths from coronavirus are reported in Ariana, Sousse, Mahdia, Sfax, El Kef and Tataouine provinces, the statement noted. As of Friday, over 17,888 people have been placed under quarantine in Tunisia, of whom 8,845 have completed the quarantine period. According to figures from the ministry, the governorates of Tunis, Ariana and Ben Arous are highly affected areas with 55, 34 and 23 cases respectively.

On Thursday, Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh said that Tunisia is in "state of war" against the pandemic. He underlined the need to respect general confinement and mandatory quarantine for people arriving from abroad. (UNI)