COVID-19: asymptomatic carriers allowed to self-ioslate if conditions met (Ben Alaya)
19/08/2020 15:16, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP)- "Asymptomatic coronavirus carriers will be allowed to self-isolate provided they comply with a number of rules, namely social distancing, to ward off transmission," said Director-General of the National Observatory of New and Emerging Diseases Nissaf Ben Alaya.

At a press conference held at the seat of the Health Ministry, Ben Alaya said 90% of coronavirus carriers are asymptomatic. They are currently under medical supervision, while a limited number of patients were hospitalised or admitted to ICUs.

President of the Lockdow Committee at the Health Ministry Mohamed Rabhi said asymptomic COVID-19 carriers could not go into self-isolation unless their houses meet requirements of the health protocol.

Six mandatory lockdown centres were fitted out, Rabhi said. Half of them entered into operation after hotspot areas were identified in Gabés, Sousse, Kef, Kairoun and Tataouine.

Since June 27 border reopening, 1,112 infections were reported, including 441 imported cases, and seven more people died.

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