Covid-19: in Tunisia, France is deploying “unprecedented” and “massive” support


REPORT – In addition to donations of vaccines and liters of oxygen, France has announced the establishment of a “sea bridge” until mid-August to continue to bring medical equipment to Tunisia.

Special envoy to Tunis

Boxes, the cold room of the Central Pharmacy of Tunis accommodates hundreds of them. The 500,000 Janssen vaccines offered by France arrived overnight from Thursday to Friday. And the President of the Tunisian Republic, Kaïs Saïed, came in person to receive them. “My thanks for what you are doing for Tunisia, to face this pandemic together”, he declares to Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne. The Secretary of State for La Francophonie arrived in Tunisia the day before. After the heartbreaking images of Tunisian hospitals overwhelmed by the Delta variant, it’s time for international solidarity.

Before the vaccines, France dispatched the French military ship to Tunis on Thursday The seine, with 60,000 liters of medical oxygen on board. At the port of Radès, the Tunisian Minister of Foreign Affairs welcomes a gesture that “Brings people together”. “This precious product goes straight to the lungs and to the heart”, he said.

“Emmanuel Macron wished it

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