CAIRO (Sputnik) – Tunisia is engaged in talks with a number of COVID-19 vaccine producers, together with Russia, over supply of its Sputnik V vaccine, Tunisian Health Minister Faouzi Mehdi stated.
The minister added that on Monday, authorities granted authorization to promote the Pfizer vaccine in the nation.
According to the minister, mass vaccination in the nation will start no sooner than February and will likely be voluntary.
Earlier in the day, Tunisia introduced a coronavirus-associated quarantine for the week’s second half. Movements throughout the nation will likely be prohibited from 4 p.m. to six a.m., native time (15:00-05:00 GMT).
According to the most recent information from the Tunisian Ministry of Health, over 162,000 coronavirus circumstances have been confirmed in the nation, together with 5,284 deaths and over 119,000 recoveries.