Tunisia begs citizens for donations to help tackle coronavirus

A bottle of hydroalcoholic gel is placed at the reception of Hasdrubal Hotel in Hammamet, Tunisia, as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus on March 12, 2020. REUTERS-Zoubeir Souissi

Tunisia has created a voluntary fund dedicated to fighting the coronavirus outbreak and reducing its economic repercussions, the North African country’s Ministry of Finance said Sunday.

Tunisia, whose health sector infrastructure is weak, has announced 18 case of coronavirus and suspended prayers at mosques, closed cafes from 1600 local time each day and banned all cultural, sports and economic gatherings.

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