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Tunisia: Mosques and restaurants reopen after months of lockdown03:10

Tunisia: Mosques and restaurants reopen after months of lockdown

Tunisia, Tunis
June 4, 2020 at 22:10 GMT -00:00 · Published

Tunisia reopened shops, restaurants, and mosques on Thursday, as most of the restrictions imposed to curb the COVID-19 pandemic were lifted after 3 months of lockdown.

Life in the capital Tunis could be seen coming back to normal with streets and cafes crowded with people.

The third phase of the national strategy for easing the lockdown comes as the African country announces success in the containment of the outbreak. According to the Ministry of Health quoted in media, out of the 1,087 people infected with the coronavirus, 968 have recovered while 49 patients have died.

Tayeb Al-Chawashi, the imam in one of the country's major mosques, was happy that "today life and people returned to people, praise be to God. As you can see everyone understands the situation and how to deal and now a distance between the worshippers and all of them came with the masks and their prayer mat."

Schools will stay closed to most students until September and some social gatherings are still restricted.

Tunisia: Mosques and restaurants reopen after months of lockdown03:10
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Tunisia reopened shops, restaurants, and mosques on Thursday, as most of the restrictions imposed to curb the COVID-19 pandemic were lifted after 3 months of lockdown.

Life in the capital Tunis could be seen coming back to normal with streets and cafes crowded with people.

The third phase of the national strategy for easing the lockdown comes as the African country announces success in the containment of the outbreak. According to the Ministry of Health quoted in media, out of the 1,087 people infected with the coronavirus, 968 have recovered while 49 patients have died.

Tayeb Al-Chawashi, the imam in one of the country's major mosques, was happy that "today life and people returned to people, praise be to God. As you can see everyone understands the situation and how to deal and now a distance between the worshippers and all of them came with the masks and their prayer mat."

Schools will stay closed to most students until September and some social gatherings are still restricted.

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