Tunisia-Daily Digest for April 8


COVID-19 updates in Tunisia:

Health authorities recorded 1951 new cases and 48 deaths, bringing the death and infection tally to 9087  and 264.994 respectively.

The high surge in infection is putting pressure on hospitals as some has reached a point of saturation in ICU units. Speaking to Tunisie Numérique, Director of the Beja Regional Hospital, Taoufik Ferah announced that the hospital has reached its maximum reception capacity in the COVID unit.

The same goes for the region of Grand Tunis where the regional director of health in Tunis confirmed on Wednesday that the ICU beds have almost reached saturation in the Tunis region, with an occupancy percentage bordering on 100%, at Mongi hospital Slim at La Marsa and at SAMU for example.


On it, part The national authority for the fight against the coronavirus announced on Wednesday evening new measures for the period from April 9 to 30. The measures include a curfew from 7 PM and the closure of weekly markets in addition to a  mandatory self-containment imposed on travellers entering Tunisia as well as banning gathering.

MP Mohamed Ammar heard by the investigating judge

Democratic bloc MP Mohamed Ammar, was heard by the investigating judge as part of the inquiry opened in association with the recordings leaked by Rached Khiari.

Launch of application to find lowest prices during Ramadan

Trade Minister Mohamed Bousaïd announced today that a new app will be launched on April 12 that will compare costs and find out who is the cheapest.

Likewise, Mohamed Boussaïd told Shems FM that price regulation will only be used in extreme cases.

First image of the Earth taken by “Challenge One” satellite

The first picture of earth taken by the Challenge one satellite is here, Three weeks after its launch.

The chairman of Telnet group Mohamed Frikha, welcomed the achievement, describing the photo as “historic”.

President Saied speaks with King of Jordan

President of the Republic Kais Saied held a phone conversation with  King Abdullah II of Jordan. The head of the state asserted his sincere wishes for stability and security for King Abdullah and for the Jordanian people, after the latest events in the kingdom.

President Kais Saied receives Libyan Foreign Minister

President Kais Saied welcomed the Libyan Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in The transitional Government of National Unity Najla El Mangoush .The meeting concentrated on the sincere fraternal relationships and the distinguished partnership between Tunisia and Libya as well as the prospects for their growth and diversification.

Yassine Ayari: Nadia Akkache must appear before military justice

Following the case of the leaked recording by Rached Khiari of a telephone conversation between Maya Ksouri and Nadia Akkache, the MP Yassine Ayari called on the President of the Republic Kais Saied to respond and seize the military justice about his chief of staff.Nadia Akkache is trading with lobbies and foreign embassies. Saied needs to preserve the institution of the presidency of the republic from this situation. I call on him not to miss this chance, “he said

Postponement of the transport strike

The Ministry of Transport and logistics has announced the postponement of the strike scheduled in the transportation sector on April 8.

Constitutional Court:

The plenary session dedicated to the election of 3 members of the Constitutional Court, programmed for Thursday, April 8, 2021, has been postponed.

However, The Cabinet of Parliament decided on Wednesday, April 07, 2021, to hold a plenary session on Thursday, April 15 to examine president Kais Saied response to the bill amending the law on the Constitutional Court.

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