Several countries pledged to help Tunisia fight the Covid-19 this month as the north African country recorded its highest daily death toll since the pandemic began, putting its health care system under severe stress and depleting oxygen supplies.
As the coronavirus outbreak ravages communities across Tunisia, and following requests for assistance via the Tunisian presidency in the fight against the COVID-19pandemic, countries across the globe, more specifically the Arab and neighboring countries are coordinating and co-financing the delivery of aid shipments to Tunisia.
Saudi Arabia: The Tunisian presidency said in a statement that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had pledged to send vaccinations and whatever medical equipment Tunisia needed.
Libya, China, Italy and France pledged to send medical aid, the president’s office said in a separate statement. Officials and local media confirmed that the US, Egypt, Algeria, Qatar, UAE, Turkey, Morocco, Mauritania and Algeria had sent medical help.
After successfully containing the virus in the first wave last year, Tunisia is now grappling with a rise in infections. It imposed a lockdown in some cities starting last week, but rejected a full national lockdown over concerns about the impact on the economy.
Tunisia is recording this month the highest daily tolls since the pandemic began last year. It is reporting on average around 9,000 new coronavirus cases. Tunisia’s death toll is one of the highest in the world.
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