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US News Coronavirus in Tunisia: Curfew, schools closed… The country adopts new anti-Covid measures

21:30  29 october  2020
21:30  29 october  2020 Source:   20minutes.fr

Coronavirus: Spain is considering new measures and a curfew

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With more than 1,000 cases per day in recent weeks, the country's hospitals are struggling to manage the influx of

Les autorités tunisiennes ont décrété jeudi un couvre-feu nocturne national, la fermeture des écoles et l'interdiction des déplacements entre régions, afin de lutter contre une recrudescence de l'épidémie de nouveau coronavirus. patients © CHINA NOUVELLE / SIPA The Tunisian authorities on Thursday decreed a national night curfew, the closure of schools and the ban on travel between regions, in order to fight against an upsurge in the epidemic of the new coronavirus. EPIDEMIC - With more than 1,000 cases per day in recent weeks, the country's hospitals are struggling to manage the influx of patients

The Tunisian authorities decreed new restrictive measures on Thursday, in order to fight against a resurgence of the epidemic again coronavirus . Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi called in a press release "all governors (of regions) to announce an curfew from 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. Monday to Friday and from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m. on weekends" , without specifying the duration of this measure.

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 Coronavirus in Ille-Vilaine: The curfew implemented throughout the department from Friday midnight Ille-et-Vilaine is one of the 54 departments concerned by the measure © DAMIEN MEYER / AFP Illustration of the center city ​​of Rennes empty. EPIDEMIC - Ille-et-Vilaine is one of the 54 departments concerned by the measure The sentence has fallen. And it will have serious consequences for many actors. From midnight Friday, an curfew will be implemented in Rennes and throughout the department of Ille-et-Vilaine until 6 a.m.

Hichem Mechichi also announced the ban on travel between governorates, except for professional reasons and exceptional cases. Schools will be closed until November 8, and distance learning courses introduced for two weeks for universities.

Gatherings of more than four people prohibited

Tunisia, a country of 11 million inhabitants, has officially registered more than 1,000 cases per day in recent weeks, as hospitals struggle to manage the influx of patients. A total of 54,278 cases have been officially recorded, including 1,153 deaths.

Cafes and restaurants will be closed from 3 p.m. GMT and all demonstrations will be banned for two weeks. In addition, gatherings of more than four people will be prohibited in public places, except transport, and access to places of worship is suspended for two weeks.

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 Covid-19: the curfew extended to 38 new departments and in Polynesia A total of 54 departments are now affected by night curfews, "or 46 million of our fellow citizens", according to Jean Castex. © Ludovic MARIN / AFP / POOL Jean Castex in Matignon on October 22, 2020 Six days after the first curfews introduced between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m., Prime Minister Jean Castex announced this Thursday the change of 38 new departments on "maximum alert" against Covid-19, with application of the same night restrictions as in the metropolitan areas of Paris, Lille, Lyon, Marseil

“Inescapable” measures

Ilyes Jlassi, an unemployed 23-year-old, considered these new measures “inescapable”. “But my hope for a job is almost dashed given the economic situation. "The decisions on the nighttime curfew will further increase our losses," said Abed Kader, 63, a tobacco shop owner in Tunis.

Most of the restrictions had been lifted after a first wave in the spring that killed around 50 people. But the number of infections has skyrocketed, as have deaths.

350 additional resuscitation beds

The epidemiological situation is "very dangerous", declared the head of the National Center for New and Emerging Diseases, Nassaf Ben Alia. The health ministry said it has provided 350 additional resuscitation beds since the start of the epidemic and is trying to increase that number to 1,000 by the end of October.

In neighboring Algeria, the trend is also increasing. Prime Minister Abdelaziz Djerad deplored a "relaxation" of the population in compliance with the measures. While more than 57,000 cases including nearly 2,000 deaths have been officially recorded, the head of state Abdelmadjid Tebboune was hospitalized Wednesday in Germany for "medical examinations", according to the presidency.

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 Coronavirus: what to remember from the announcements of Jean Castex © POOL The Prime Minister, Jean Castex, during the press point on the coronavirus at the Hotel Matignon, on October 22. Extension of the curfew to 38 new departments, launch of the TousAntiCovid app, aid for culture ... The government announced on Thursday new measures to fight the epidemic.

The state of health emergency extended until November 10.

On Saturday, she let it be known that Abdelmadjid Tebboune had gone into isolation "voluntarily" after the possible contamination by the new coronavirus of senior officials. The containment measures were relaxed on September 30, but the ban on gatherings remains.

Morocco is experiencing an unprecedented level of contamination - sometimes more than 4,000 new infections daily in recent days - and the number of deaths has accelerated significantly, with now more than 3,000 deaths. Travel restrictions between large cities have been in place since the end of July, and Casablanca, the most affected agglomeration, is under nighttime curfew. The state of health emergency has been extended until November 10.

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What could a curfew be used for in addition to confinement? .
Matignon said on Tuesday that the establishment of a curfew is being studied for Paris and Ile-de-France © JEANNE ACCORSINI / SIPA Will the reconfigured Paris also be under curfew? fire soon? CORONAVIRUS - Matignon indicated on Tuesday that the establishment of a curfew is under study for Paris and Ile-de-France We were not yet fixed on which product was essential or not to the sale when Gabriel Attal announced on Tuesday morning on BFM a new upcoming curfew applying to Paris, or even to Ile-de

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