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Tunisia imposes curfew, Switzerland reduces isolation against Omigran

The Tunisian government announced on Wednesday, January 12 that it would establish a night curfew in the country for at least two weeks in the face of the Kovit-19 epidemic meteorite. In Switzerland, the isolation period in the event of pollution has been halved to cope with the wave of epidemics that threaten to cripple the economy.

The epidemic has killed at least 5,503,347 people worldwide since the end of December 2019, according to a report set up by Agency France-Press on Wednesday from official sources.

In its entirety, the United States was the worst-hit country with 842,322 deaths, followed by Brazil (620,238), India (484,655) and Russia (318,432). Among the worst-affected countries, Peru has the highest mortality rates compared to its own populations, followed by Bosnia and Hungary.

However, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that more deaths are directly and indirectly linked to Govt-19, and that the number of infections may be two to three times higher than officially recorded.

  • In Tunisia, the curfew order and vaccination campaign intensified

“To tackle the evolution of the epidemic”, Announced the Tunisian government “Curfew order from 10 pm (local time) to 5 am (local time) is enforced by regional authorities depending on the rate of infection”, According to the official statement.

The measures, which come into effect on Thursday, are valid “For a renewable period of two weeks”. The government has also asked based on the recommendations of the Science Council “Postpone or Cancel” All public meetings or events, “In open or closed spaces”.

Moreover, Tunisia will also intensify “Vaccine Activities” And making sure people are taking their booster doses. Thanks to the mass vaccination campaign, the country was able to control the situation, which has recently evaporated. According to the Govt-19 Research Center at Johns Hopkins University, more than six million people are fully vaccinated, or nearly 52% of the population.

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Health border controls will also be strengthened, with regular checks on people entering the country and the recommendation not to go to the most polluted parts of the country. Finally, the government demands better respect for health measures such as wearing a mask, body distance and ventilation in closed areas.

Since December 22, Tunisia has implemented a vaccination pass to access public buildings and shopping centers. It should also be used in cafes and restaurants, but many do not implement it.

Since the beginning of the year, after 100 to 200 new cases of pollution per day in December, Tunisia has seen epidemics, with an estimated 1,500 to 2,000 new cases per day.

  • Switzerland halves isolation against Omigran

Swiss health officials gave their agreement on Tuesday, January 11 to halve the isolation period in the event of a Govt-19 infection, which the government announced on Wednesday, lasting ten to five days. The move comes as tens of thousands of people every day in Switzerland are affected by the highly contagious Omicron variant.

Only two-thirds of the population have received two doses of the corona virus vaccine, and in a country where only 30% have received a booster, authorities fear the wave will overwhelm the health system.

While trying to avoid new locks and vaccination obligations imposed by neighboring Austria, the government is proposing to extend restrictions on restricting social ties, which were strengthened last month, until the end of March.

“Epidemiological situation is very important and difficult to assess”The government said in a statement.

World with AFP

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