March 25, 2020 / 3:40 PM / 3 days ago

Tunisia coronavirus cases jump by around 50%

TUNIS, March 25 (Reuters) - Tunisia has confirmed 59 new cases of the coronavirus, Health Minister Abdelatif el-Mekki said in a televised news conference on Wednesday, taking the total number to 173.

Tunisia has instituted a curfew at nights and a lockdown during the day in which people are only allowed out to buy food or medicine or work in some key sectors. (Reporting By Tarek Amara, writing by Angus McDowall; Editing by Jon Boyle)

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