A virus spreads and paralyzes the whole world. How is the health sector facing this pandemic, what policies should be implemented, what economic stimulus is planned? Like everywhere else, Tunisia is trying to confront the crisis. While half of the world's population is confined, the whole system is turned upside down.
Hit hard by the fourth wave of the pandemic, the inhabitants of Kairouan live according to the rhythm of this health emergency. According to the regional director of health, the governorate consumes 10,000 litres of oxygen every day, and the hospitals are saturated.
"We are overwhelmed", admits a pharmacist, exhausted by the vaccination campaign. Faced with a lack of resources in vaccination centres, the government's objective of 3 million people vaccinated by June 30 seems unrealistic.
Pfizer, Sputnik V or AstraZeneca/Oxford - which vaccines will be administered in Tunisia against Covid-19? Who will be vaccinated first? When will it start? Inkyfada provides you with the latest information.
Number of infections and recoveries, death toll, number of intensive care beds available... One year after the beginning of the epidemic, where does Tunisia stand with regard to Covid-19? inkyfada has gathered a large amount of data on the health situation in the country. Using interactive maps and graphic charts, discover all the key figures of the evolution of the epidemic. Article updated regularly.
“I can’t afford to pay!” cries out Fadhila as she discovers her husband’s medical bill. Having caught Covid-19, he spent two weeks in an intensive care unit in a private clinic in Greater Tunis. The clinic in question is now billing him more than 20,000 dinars in expenses. Overcharging, lack of transparency and harassment - Inkyfada has gathered the testimonies of several families and healthcare professionals.
To fight spreading of the Covid-19 pandemic, movie theatres were among the first institutions to draw their curtains closed. An entire industry is holding its breath and professionals are ringing the alarm bells. “If things continue like this, we will
no longer exist in 6 months.”