Tunisia reports 2 new COVID-19 cases, 1,162 in total

Source: Xinhua| 2020-06-25 23:47:42|Editor: huaxia

TUNIS, June 25 (Xinhua) -- Tunisian Ministry of Health reported on Thursday two new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of the infected in the country to 1,162.

A total of 1,023 patients have recovered in Tunisia while 50 deaths were reported, said the ministry in a statement.

According to official figures, a total of 68,321 lab tests have been carried out since March 2, the date of the first COVID-19 case in Tunisia.

Tunisia has been ranked among the top ten countries in the world that have defeated the coronavirus on their own capacities, Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh said on Thursday.

At a plenary session of the Assembly of People's Representatives (ARP), Fakhfakh added that Tunisia recorded among the lowest mortality rate from COVID-19 in the world with four deaths per million inhabitants.

"The government is now working to win the challenge of containing the virus after the opening of its air, land and sea borders from June 27," said the prime minister.

China has helped Tunisia in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. On April 16, China donated a batch of medical aid to Tunisia's Ministry of National Defense, including facemasks, test kits and medical protective googles.

Meeting with Chinese Ambassador to Tunisia Wang Wenbin on May 1, Tunisian Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh said his country is grateful to China for its support in Tunisia's ant-coronavirus fight. Enditem