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Tunisia announces the mandatory use of the mask in public spaces

August 11, 2020

The Tunisian government announced this Tuesday the mandatory use of the mask in public spaces, at a time when the country has seen a sustained surge in cases in recent weeks.

The executive has detailed that the mask will be mandatory in airports, bus stops, hospitals, clinics and commercial areas, as collected by the Tunisian broadcaster Mosaique FM.

Likewise, during a working day meeting, she decided that hookahs should be banned in closed rooms and has spoken out in favor of stepping up control campaigns in closed rooms to prevent further spread of the virus.

Tunisia announces the mandatory use of the mask in public spacesTunisia announces the mandatory use of the mask in public spaces

The incumbent Tunisian Prime Minister Elies Fajfaj assured on August 4 that the coronavirus pandemic in the country was “under control”, as the number of cases had increased after about a month without almost any infections having been registered.

According to data from the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), which is dependent on the African Union (AU), the Tunisian authorities have so far confirmed 1,717 cases of coronavirus with 51 deaths.

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