COVID-19 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 1~9
  Confirmed 10~99
  Confirmed 100~499
As of 10 March 2020
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
First outbreakItaly
Index caseGabès
Arrival date2 March 2020
(3 years, 2 months, 2 weeks and 1 day)
Confirmed cases1,488 (as of 29 July)[1]
Recovered1,178 (as of 29 July)
50 (as of 3 July)
Government website

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] On 3 July 2020, a total of 1,181 cases of contamination were confirmed, as were 50 deaths and 1,045 people recovered.

Economic consequences[change | change source]

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]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Tunisia". Retrieved 2 July 2020.
  2. "Italian returnee confirmed Tunisia's first coronavirus case". The Punch. 2 March 2020.
  3. "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.

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