New BLOG post | Covid19 in Tunisia: Beyond the health crisis, a socio-economic challenge | Nedra Cherif

Ph.Credit: Fethi Belaid (AFP)

Aware of the fragility of the country’s healthcare system and its high risk of a rapid spread of the coronavirus due to the country’s close connection with Europe, the Tunisian authorities took early measures to prevent large-scale contamination, which they would be hard-pressed to handle at the level of medical services. While the epidemic seems to remain under control so far, the socio-economic consequences of the crisis may eventually prove more damaging to Tunisia than the virus itself.


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