2020 coronavirus pandemic in Tunisia

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2020 coronavirus pandemic in Tunisia
COVID-19 Outbreak Cases in Tunisia.svg
Governorates of Tunisia with confirmed cases

  Confirmed 50~499
  Confirmed 5~49
  Confirmed 1~4

As of 27 March 2020
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationTunisia
First outbreakItaly, France
Index caseSousse
Arrival date2 March 2020
(3 weeks and 6 days)
Confirmed cases278
Recovered2
Deaths
8
Official website
covid-19.tn

The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic was confirmed to have reached Tunisia on 2 March 2020.

Timeline[edit]

COVID-19 cases in Tunisia  ()
     Deaths        Recoveries        Active cases
Date
# of cases
# of deaths
2020-03-02
1(n.a.)
1(=)
2020-03-08
2(+100%)
2020-03-09
5(+150%)
2020-03-10
6(+20%)
2020-03-11
7(+16%)
2020-03-12
13(+85%)
2020-03-13
16(+23%)
2020-03-14
18(+12%)
2020-03-15
20(+11%)
2020-03-16
24(+20%)
2020-03-17
29(+20%)
2020-03-18
39(+34%) 1
2020-03-19
54(+38%) 1(=)
2020-03-20
60(+11%) 1(=)
2020-03-21
75(+25%) 3(+200%)
2020-03-22
89(+18%) 3(=)
2020-03-23
114(+28%) 3(=)
2020-03-24
173(+51%) 5(+66%)
2020-03-25
197(+13%) 5(=)
2020-03-26
227(+15%) 6(+20%)
2020-03-27
278(+22%) 8(+33%)

Sources:

Tunisia confirmed its first case on 2 March 2020, with the victim being a 40-year-old Tunisian man from Gafsa returning from Italy.[2][3]

In addition, 74 suspected cases in Gafsa have been placed under home confinement.[3] Two of the suspected cases violated the confinement measures, and the local health directorate has decided to take legal action against them.[3]

Statistics[edit]

Economic consequences[edit]

On 18 March 2020, the President of the Tunis Stock Exchange (BVMT) noted a 14.2% drop in the stock market index in Tunisia.[4] On 21 March 2020, the flagship index of the Tunis Stock Exchange finished falling by 7.3% to 6,138.82 points.[5]

Location of cases[edit]

Cases identified by Governorate
Governorate Cases Deaths Recoveries
Tunis 69 0 0
Ariana 35 1 0
Ben Arous 26 0 0
Sousse 24 1 0
Monastir 22 0 0
Médenine 19 0 0
Kébili 15 0 0
Bizerte 11 0 0
Sfax 11 3 0
Touzeur 6 0 0
Tataouine 6 1 0
Nabeul 6 0 0
Kef 6 1 0
Mahdia 5 1 1
Manouba 5 0 0
Gabès 4 0 0
Zaghouan 2 0 0
Kairouan 2 0 0
Sidi Bouzid 1 0 0
Gafsa 1 0 1
Kasserine 1 0 0
Total 278 8 2
Source : Ministry of Public Health

As of 28 March 2020[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Updates on COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) Local Situation". MOH. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Italian returnee confirmed Tunisia's first coronavirus case". The Punch. 2 March 2020.
  3. ^ a b c "Gafsa-COVID-19: legal action taken after two cases fail to comply with home-confinement measures". Tunis Afrique Presse. 9 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Le président de la Bourse de Tunis recommande des mesures pour sauver l'investissement". Kapitalis (in French). 18 March 2020. Retrieved 24 March 2020.
  5. ^ Zine, Imen (21 March 2020). "Bourse de Tunis: chute hebdomadaire de 7,3% à cause du COVID-19". L'Economiste Maghrébin (in French). Retrieved 24 March 2020.
  6. ^ "278 cas de coronavirus en Tunisie : La répartition par gouvernorat". mosaiquefm.net (in French). Retrieved 28 March 2020.

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