Tunisia announces new measures of partially lifting lockdown

Source: Xinhua| 2020-05-14 23:07:17|Editor: huaxia

TUNIS, May 14 (Xinhua) -- Lobna Jribi, Tunisian minister in charge of major national projects, announced on Thursday new measures to partially lift the lockdown amid the COVID-19.

"Shopping malls, weekly markets and livestock markets will resume their activities, starting from Friday," Jribi said at a press briefing at the government's headquarters in Tunis.

She also announced the lifting, from Friday, of total confinement for people over the age of 65, and children under the age of 15.

The opening of kindergartens will take place after May 24, and autism care centers and centers for the disabled will open from May 18.

Travel between governorates during the Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, will be prohibited, said Jribi.

According to the minister, the gradual opening of the economy remains dependent on compliance with preventive measures, namely the wearing of masks, social distancing and hand hygiene.

As of Thursday, Tunisia has reported no new COVID-19 cases for four days in a row.

The total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country remained 1,032. Enditem