Tunisian foreign minister positive to coronavirus, “serious symptoms”
Tunisian Foreign Minister Othman Jerandi was infected with the coronavirus. The minister himself on his Twitter account on Sunday evening, announced that.The minister, in office for 4 months in the executive of Hichem Mechichi, took Twitter to say: “Today the tests I conducted confirmed that I have Covid 19, despite having taken all the necessary precautions and my compliance with the health protocol.”
He added: “Serious symptoms, I ask God for safety for all, made me insist more on continuing my vigorous efforts to provide vaccinations to protect my compatriots from this epidemic, despite the criticisms that have hit me in recent times.”The Foreign Minister of Tunis continued: “Amid my resistance to this feared virus, I would like to underline the tireless work that the President of the Republic, the team of the Scientific Committee, and our ambassadors abroad are doing in silence to provide all the mechanisms and requirements for dealing with this epidemic. I ask Almighty God to protect Tunisia and its dear people “.
According to reports from the Foreign Ministry on his Facebook page, Jerandi discovered he was infected after conducting analyses in preparation for a mission entrusted to him by Tunisian President Kaïs Saied.Since the start of the pandemic, Tunisia has recorded 197,373 COVID-19 infections, including 6,243 deaths. In the past 24 hours, 2,059 confirmed cases and 80 new deaths.