Tunisia-Nissaf Ben Alaya: Targeted Lockdown from next Monday

The general Lockdown decreed in Tunisia from January 14 to 17 will be replaced by targeted Lockdown from Monday, January 18 to 24 of the same month,  spokeswoman for the ministry of health and director of the national observatory for new and emerging diseases Nissaf  Ben Alaya told the TAP agency.


Ben Alaya said the targeted Lockdown consists of banning all protests and gatherings as well as travel between regions in addition to curfews, alternating work and teleworking. She also indicated that in light of the results of the general lockdown, the scientific committee will introduce a series of measures to be taken to subdue the number of serious cases and prevent the collapse of the health system.

According to the same source, the scientific committee had recommended to the national body to fight the coronavirus the establishment of a general Lockdown of three weeks except that the authority opted for four days lockdown followed by a targeted one targeted given the nation difficulties.

Ben Alaya explained that the increase in the number of cases detected is due to the increase in the number of tests carried out which has emerged from 6 thousand to 15 thousand tests per day, which will, consequently, allow knowing the actual level of spread of the disease in all parts of the country.

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