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Tunisia announces six more coronavirus cases

By Mutala Yakubu
Health authorities say they are ramping up prevention measures
Health authorities say they are ramping up prevention measures
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In a news conference on Thursday evening Tunisia's health ministry announced six new cases of coronavirus - bringing the the total of confirmed cases in the country to 13.

A mandatory self-quarantine period of two weeks has also been imposed for all travellers arriving from China, Iran and the worst-affected European countries.

On arrival in Tunisia's airports, travellers must also register their details using an online form with a QR code, in addition to a paper form.

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Tunisia has gradually been testing more in recent days, and has applied tighter controls and prevention measures including:

Closing the national theatre
Cancelling most festivals and concerts scheduled for this month
Postponing many conferences, lectures and workshops
Daily cleaning of inter-city buses with antiseptic solutions.

Source: BBC