On Friday, the former Tunisian Minister of Health, Samira Merhi, called on all municipalities in Tunisia to stop the conclusion of marriage contracts.
The Minister expressed her deep concern about the continued organization of wedding parties, at a time when her country is going through a dangerous epidemiological situation, noting that attending such parties greatly helps to continue the infection of the new Corona virus “Covid 19”, which leads to the depletion of oxygen. In some hospitals. According to what was reported by Nessma channel.
Samira Marei, the former Minister of Health and a specialist in chest diseases at the Association Hospital, stressed that the conclusion of marriage contracts should be stopped, at least, for a period of 15 days, under the pretext of preventing the spread of the virus in various parts of the country.
The health sector in Tunisia
Tunisian hospitals suffer successive crises in terms of ventilators, intensive care units and other basic needs of Corona patients.
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According to the data of the Tunisian Ministry of Health, last Tuesday, 157 deaths were recorded, in the largest daily death toll since the outbreak of the pandemic last year.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 500,000 cases of coronavirus and about 16,500 deaths have been recorded.
The World Health Organization issued an appeal for relief to Tunisia, after its death rates increased, due to the spread of strains of the virus, including the Indian strain and others. And many countries sent urgent aid, including Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Mauritania, Algeria, Morocco and other countries.
Having succeeded in containing the first wave last year, the authorities are now facing difficulty in dealing with the increase in infections.
And it imposed general isolation in some cities since last week, but it refused to impose general isolation at the national level due to the economic crisis.
The total number of injuries rose to about 465,000, while deaths exceeded 15,700.
This comes amid continuous criticism of the authorities’ inability to contain the crisis of the virus’ spread throughout the country, and to speed up the pace of vaccinations, which included only 600,000 citizens out of a total of 5 million they intend to vaccinate.
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