Tunisia today decided to suspend classes in all secondary schools and institutes and adopt distance education in universities in order to fight the resurgence of the Coronavirus epidemic, while the western neighbor of the Tunisia, Libya, has embarked on a vaccination campaign against the epidemic focused on the elderly and the medical team, and in India, the country has recorded a record number of infections: 200,000 for the third consecutive day.
The official Tunisian government spokesperson told a press conference that the decision to suspend studies will run from April 18 to 30, and “will include elementary and middle education and institutes (…) and l adoption of distance education in higher education. “Read also The mistakes that happened last Ramadan because of Corona do not repeat them this year … What are they? What is the relation of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine against clots? Two doses of Pfizer vaccine against Corona will probably not be enough. What is the reason?
The scientific committee also approved, at the meeting held today at the seat of government, to prevent the circulation of cars and transport from seven in the evening local time (six hours GMT) to five in the morning
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At the same press conference, a spokesperson for the Tunisian Ministry of Health described the country’s health situation as “very dangerous and characterized by a high rate of cases”.
The number of HIV infections and deaths in Tunisia has increased since the beginning of the month, reaching dozens of deaths and more than a thousand infections per day, and the total toll has reached 9,637 deaths and nearly 280 000 infections.
A week ago, Tunisian Prime Minister Hicham El Mechichi eased the nighttime curfew at the request of President Qais Saeed, days after tightening it to curb the growing spread of Covid-19.
Start a vaccination campaign
And in Libya, authorities today launched a Corona vaccination campaign in the capital, Tripoli, with priority given to the elderly and the medical team, and the director of the National Center for Disease Control, Badr al -Din al-Najjar said, “We have the Sputnik vaccine in Russia (Sputnik V) which is given to people under the age of 60. And we have AstraZeneca, which will be given to people over 60, and we also have the Chinese vaccine, Sinovac. “
The health official added that the vaccines will be distributed throughout the country, including “Eastern and Southern municipalities, in the coming days,” noting that 430 health facilities across the country have been equipped with all health and information supplies for the vaccination campaign.
Libya currently registers around a thousand new cases of corona per day, which is a high number compared to previous months, and the total toll stands at 171 thousand 131 cases of the disease, including 2,882 deaths.
The authorities in Tripoli had urged the Libyans to register via an electronic platform that they had set up in early March for the vaccination campaign. Publicity
Although infections by mutated copies of the Corona virus have been recorded, the Libyan government has not imposed a closure or night curfew, while making it compulsory to wear a muzzle in confined spaces.
Globally, the virus, which first emerged in China at the end of 2019, has killed more than 3 million people worldwide and infected more than 139 million.
After declining slightly last month, the daily death toll from the pandemic has increased, averaging 12,000 deaths per day over the past week.
An ongoing battle in India
In India, which is the second-largest epicenter of the disease in the world after the United States, the capital, New Delhi, has recorded 24,000 new cases of coronavirus in 24 hours, as it faces a “dark” battle facing a new vague epidemic with a shortage of oxygen and drugs, according to statements by the head of state government.
New Delhi, with a population of over 20 million, faces a tight lockdown after becoming the worst-hit city in the country facing a new high number of injuries, and it has been decided to close restaurants, shopping malls and sports halls. , and the streets became empty, and other Indian states imposed closures and restrictions to cope with an escalation.
The country as a whole is recording more than 200,000 cases of the disease per day for the third day in a row.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today called for reducing the number of participants at a popular Hindu festival currently being held in one of the country’s states, over fears of a new Corona outbreak, as imposed authorities in the state of Uttarakhand in northern India. restrictions on gathering more than two hundred people, with the exception of Kumbh Mela festival participants.
Almost 25 million people have participated in the festival which has taken place in Haridwar district since last January, of which only around 4.6 million have participated this week alone, and most of them have ignored the precautionary rules to deal with the virus.
India’s campaign to immunize its 1.3 billion people against the virus is facing obstacles as 117 million vaccines have been administered so far and stocks are running out, according to local authorities.