Tunisian intensive care units run out of beds as British variant spreads

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Intensive care units in Tunisian public and private hospitals are at the limit of their capacity as COVID-19 cases surge, an official in an independent scientific committee that advises the government told Reuters on Thursday.

Amenallah Messadi added that a surge in cases driven by a more infectious coronavirus variant first detected in Britain had pushed the health system to the brink of collapse.

Photo: People are seen out shopping at the old city in Tunis, Tunisia. EPA-EFE/MOHAMED MESSARA

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