Tunisia announces 3rd COVID-19 death

Source: Xinhua| 2020-03-22 18:29:15|Editor: Xiang Bo
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TUNIS, March 22 (Xinhua) -- Tunisian Minister of Health Abdellatif Mekki on Sunday announced the third death from the COVID-19 in the North African country.

"The case is an elderly man residing in the governorate of Tunis," the minister said in a statement carried by Tunisian local radio Shems FM, without providing further details.

"Following the lab tests conducted on his body, it was confirmed that he was infected with COVID-19," added Mekki.

The Tunisian minister said on Saturday night that there is a hotbed of the novel coronavirus in one of the regions in Tunisia, noting his ministry is working on encircling the region to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Tunisia has reported 60 COVID-19 cases in the country as of Sunday.