| 3 March 2024, Sunday |

Tunisia reports new COVID-19 strain

A Committee in charge of the COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign in Tunisia announced, on Saturday, that two mutated coronavirus cases have been recorded.

The Director of the Pasteur Institute in Tunisia and a Member of the Minister Hashemi Committee said in a press conference that the two confirmed cases were detected on the outskirts of the capital, in the region of Marsa and Bardo.

The Director of Public Health, Faisal bin Saleh, explained that the new strain is special to Tunisia. However, some of its characteristics are the same as the mutated virus in Britain and South Africa.

“The new strain has no impact on the spread of the pandemic or the severity of the virus”, Bin Saleh added.

After the second wave of Covid-19 continues to sweep across the world, the daily number of confirmed cases began to halve for more than a week, with death .

About 226,740 people have been infected with the virus, while 7,719 people have died since the beginning of the outbreak in the country about a year ago, according to the latest update of the Tunisian Ministry of Health, Friday.

Tunisia has imposed a partial quarantine since last October, lasting until March 7, while the Ministry of Health expected the launch of the Vaccination Campaign at the beginning of next March, according to Al-Ain News.

  • Sawt Beirut International