Tunisia relaxes curfew as virus outbreak slows - Metro US

Tunisia relaxes curfew as virus outbreak slows

Girls walk past a closed souvenir shop in El Jem

TUNIS (Reuters) – Tunisia will relax its nightly curfew and cafes and restaurants will be allowed to remain open until 10 p.m, as part of an easing of anti-COVID restrictions, the Tunisian presidency said on Wednesday.

This comes amid a decline in the number of coronavirus infections, and a clear increase in vaccination rates.

The presidency has adjusted the curfew hours to a narrower stretch from midnight to 5 a.m., instead of 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Tunisia recorded near 2,900 new coronavirus cases and 30 deaths on Tuesday.

So far, about 4.7 million people have been inoculated against COVID, including 1.8 million people‮ ‬who are fully vaccinated, out of a total of 11.6 million residents.

(Reporting By Tarek Amara; Editing by Bernadette Baum)

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