Tataouine-COVID-19: Situation is "very dangerous", says Governor
14/04/2021 23:11, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) - Faced with the COVID-19 pandemic, in Tataouine (South of Tunisia), Governor of the region, Adel Ouerghi described the situation as "very dangerous", calling on citizens to protect themselves and respect the health protocol in force. The region is now classified as a red zone, he cautioned.

He added, Wednesday, in a statement to TAP correspondent in the region, that the beds in the COVID-19 department of the regional hospital of Tataouine and the local hospital of Ghomrassen are fully occupied.

"We are working to support the efforts of health workers by insisting on wearing masks and restricting the number of people in cafes," he said.

According to statistics provided by the Regional Health Directorate of Tatatouine, one person died of COVID-19 during the last 24 hours in Ghomraasen, bringing the total number of deaths due to the epidemic to 181, including 77 in North Tataouine, 37 in South Tataouine, 35 in Ghomrassen, 11 in Beni M'hira, 9 in Bir Lahmar, 5 in Semar, 4 in Remada and 3 in Dehiba.

Fifty new infections were detected, according to the same source, including 27 cases in Tataouine South, 20 cases in Tataouine North, 5 cases in Bir Lahmar and 2 cases in Remada, bringing the total number of positive cases detected in the governorate since the spread of the epidemic in March 2020 to 3,274 cases.

Currently, 13 people are hospitalised in the COVID-19 department of the regional hospital of Tataouine and 5 people in the local hospital of Ghomrassen.

Regional Health Director in Tataouine, Taha Mkadmini, reported a drop in the number of people being vaccinated at the beginning of Ramadan.

On Wednesday, April 14, 2021, only 57 people (citizens and health professionals) received the first injection against COVID-19, bringing the total number of people vaccinated in the last month to 2,000.

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