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Tunisia recorded 2,820 new confirmed coronavirus cases, the health ministry said on Wednesday, a record since the start of the pandemic last year.
Seventy more deaths were reported, taking the death toll to more than 5,000, the ministry added.
The total number of cases has jumped to around 150,000.
Tunisia banned travel between the country’s regions, and extended a curfew in October, as it tried to contain a rapid surge of COVID-19 cases with hospitals nearly full.
Main Photo: Tunisian scouts disinfects Ibn Khaldoun Primary School in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 in Tunis, Tunisia. EPA-EFE/MOHAMED MESSARA