Medenine: 7 more cases of recovery reported Sunday
31/05/2020 16:53, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP)- The number of recoveries from coronavirus (COVID-19) in the governorate of Medenine has risen to 69 cases. Seven more cases were recorded Sunday among 9 infected persons who were continuing the mandatory quarantine in a centre in Djerba.

Deputy Director of Primary Health in Medenine said two people are still carrying the virus: the first (42 years) from Houmet Souk Djerba and the second (72 years) from Djerba Midoun.

The new cases were confirmed after 25 tests were carried out by the laboratory of the Pasteur Institute, the results of which reached the Local Health Directorate in Médenine.

The situation is therefore stable in the region, which has not seen any new COVID-19 infection for nearly a month.

Tunisians who were repatriated from Saudi Arabia on May 18 will have to leave the mandatory quarantine centre in Djerba on Sunday night.

The 248 of them who have recovered will leave the centre, while five others will have to wait for the results of their tests.

Seven people on this flight from Saudi Arabia were carriers of the virus. They came from Gabes, Tunis, Sousse and Sidi Bouzid and were taken to the mandatory centre in Monastir.

Repatriation flights for Tunisians abroad that landed in Djerba had on board 9 persons infected with COVID-19.

The first case of infection by the virus was an elderly person returning from Brussels who died after recovering from the coronavirus.

The second case was a student returning from Turkey and then 7 cases among people returning from Saudi Arabia on the same flight.

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