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Coronavirus cases in Tunisia surpass 1,000

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Four more cases of Coronavirus have been confirmed in Tunisia as of May 8, 2020, out of 1,453 screenings carried out, bringing the total number of cases of infection since the beginning of the epidemic to 1,030, the Tunisian Ministry of Public Health announced Friday.

According to a press release from the department, the total number of tests performed since the beginning of the pandemic is 27,420.

Cases of infection by the virus have been detected in 24 governorates in Tunisia.

This week, authorities began easing restrictions with the gradual lifting of the comprehensive lockdown imposed amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tunisia started the first stage of the national strategy for a partial lifting of lockdown which includes three phases: from May 4 to 24, from May 24 to June 4, and from June 4 to 14.

Several employees have resumed their work in the public and private sectors.

Authorities also resumed transportation within the governorates, given that passengers obtain a license to move around and wear protective masks to avoid the reemergence of the coronavirus.

Several shops, including blacksmiths, hairdressers, and carpenters opened for business. Taxi drivers also began transporting passengers who are afraid to use public transportation where the risk of contracting the virus is considerably higher.

 

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