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On September 15, schools in Tunisia has resumed.

Following the approval of the health protocol by the Tunisian scientific committee for the fight against coronavirus — which calls for the application of social distancing between pupils and the mandatory mask-wearing only for teachers and educational staff as children are at less risk of infection.

In order to help in its fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, the nation has received several batches of medical aid from the Chinese government, Chinese foundations, and other companies since late March.

Tunisia’s President Qais Saied, has disclosed the appointment of a 46-year-old lawyer, Hichem Mechichi, as the country’s new prime minister-designate.

Mechichi was the interior minister in the outgoing government.

However, he has been given up to one month to form a government.

Mechcichi replaces Elyes Fakhfakh who resigned earlier this month over an alleged financial scandal.

To ensure that people are observing the corona virus lock down, a police robot has been deployed to patrol the streets of Tunisia’s capital, Tunis.

It approaches anyone that is seen lurking around the mostly deserted streets and asks why they are out. Then they must present their ID and other papers to the robot’s camera, so officers controlling it can check them.

Although people have been asked to stay in their homes, they are allowed to go out for medical reasons or to purchase necessities.

Tunisia currently has 436 recorded cases of Covid-19.

The Director of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Mark Green was on Tuesday received by the  President of the Republic, Kais Saeed.

Mr Green was on a working visit to Tunisia from February 16 to 18 as part of the follow-up to the Agency’s development projects throughout Tunisia.

Director Green lauded the democratic experience in Tunisia and said that it had inspired the world. 

He added that this was his second visit to Tunisia, and took the opportunity to renew the United States’ commitment to supporting Tunisia’s growing democracy and accompany Tunisia in its path of success. 

Mr Green also highlighted the determination of the US government to move forward in supporting all efforts aimed at restoring economic mobility in Tunisia and creating social and development conditions that support the democratic system to benefit all segments of society.