Tunisia: Coexistence With Virus At Heart of Covid-19 Response Strategy (Minister)

Tunis/Tunisia — The health situation in Tunisia is still under control yet there is need for vigilance and compliance with health measures to avoid a worst case scenario, said Acting Health Minister Mohamed Habib Kechaou.

This is particularly true as many countries are bracing for a secong wave, he told a press conference Wednesday.

Kechaou warned against laxity and failure to comply with the health protocol, notably in airports where preventive measures need to be enforced with great rigour.

Coexistence with the virus is at the heart of the coronavirus response strategy in the coming period along with the protection of seniors and at-risk people, he further said.

"The country's state of affairs does not allow for a renewed full lockdown or for shutting borders. We need to protect ourselves through simple prevention measures," he warned.

Kechaou said a report on the epidemiological situation will be released and a press conference held every Wednesday. He likewise urged inspection bodies to ensure compliance with health measures.

A cabinet meeting due to be held on Thursday will announce sanctions against those who fail to abide by agreed measures, particularly wearing face masks.

More From: Tunis Afrique Presse

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 900 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.