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Tunisia Closes Schools over Coronavirus Outbreak

Tue 10 Mar 2020 | 04:15 PM
Ahmad El-Assasy

Tunisia announced that it will suspend all levels of education from next Thursday due to fears of coronavirus outbreak.

The country will also reduce flights to French Marseille to one per week, and reduce flights with Italy except for Rome to only 3 instead of 14 days.

The authorities in Tunisia decided to cancel all flights of Tunisian Airlines towards Italian cities and to make a weekly flight to Rome.

They also decided to cancel the cruises affiliated to the Compagnie Tunisienne de Navigation to and from the Italian ports, as part of a confrontation with the Coronavirus, according to the Tunisian Mosaïque radio.

The World Health Organization WHO has warned that world countries should do more and prepare for a possible pandemic because of the Coronavirus outbreak.

In an official statement, WHO said that it is too early to announce a pandemic now, but the countries should be in a “phase of preparedness”.

“The epidemic will be declared when the infectious disease is easily transmitted from person to person in many parts of the world,” the statement read.

More cases of the virus, which causes respiratory disease Covid-19, continue to emerge, with outbreaks in South Korea, Italy, and Iran.

The transmission of viruses between humans happens when someone comes into contact with an infected person’s secretions, such as droplets in a cough.

They can also be transmitted by coming into contact with something an infected person has touched and then touching your mouth, nose or eyes.