Tunisia reports three new coronavirus cases, suspends Italy flights

Emergency doctors and nurses who have been trained to handle the coronavirus disease cases, exit the Tunisian health ministry premises in the capital Tunis after collecting supplies on March 3, 2020. (AFP)

Tunisia announced on Monday that it had confirmed three more cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number in the country to five, of whom four had recently arrived from Italy.

Meanwhile, the Tunisian authorities said they will suspend all flights and shipping to Italy except to Rome.


The country’s health ministry also said it will bring forward a scheduled school holiday to Thursday from next Monday amid the spread of the novel coronavirus.

(With Reuters)

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:57 - GMT 06:57