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Tunisia’s President Directs Military Team Formation to Speed Covid-19 Vaccination


Wed 07 Jul 2021 | 09:43 AM
Ahmed Moamar

Tunisia’s President Kais Saied has announced new measurements to confront the current increase in infections with the Coronavirus (known also as COVID-19) in the country.

The Tunisian presidency issues a statement that said that the new measurements include intensifying diplomatic efforts to accelerate imports of the anti-corona vaccines from the producers in either Europe, the United States of America (USA), China, or Russia.

Provincially, teams were formed from the military and security personnel to speed up the pace of vaccination across the country.

It is worth noting that the Tunisian president said that it is time for evaluating the health situation, take a suitable step in light of a number of the confirmed infections in all parts of Tunisia.

Saied warned that it is impossible to re-impose the closedown again in the shadow of hard economic and social situations, saying that new measurements should be taken to cope with the challenges of the pandemic.

The Tunisian president met with the Prime Minister and a number of senior officials yesterday to discuss the new measurements, stressing that the health situation has deteriorated significantly as Tunisia came first or second among the worst-hit countries with the COVID-19 according to counts made by the international organizations; the situation needs new urgent measurements.

He affirmed that the previous measurements couldn’t succeed in keeping the pandemic at bay as they were either effective or successful, adding that all officials must shoulder the responsibility.

However, Galela Bint Khalil, the spokeswoman for the Scientific Committee to Fight the COVID-19, said the epidemiological state linked to the COVID-19 is very dangerous as the death toll hit 15 thousand deaths until last Saturday.

She revealed that results of medical examinations proved positive in 30%-50% of samples in all parts of Tunisia, pointing out that bigger numbers of people come to hospitals to receive medical treatment. Meanwhile, the capacity of the public hospitals strain under shortage of furnishings.