Flights to resume across Tunisia and Libya from Nov.15

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TUNIS, TUNISIA - JUNE 27: A view of TunisâCarthage International Airport as scores of Tunisian and foreign citizens are seen on June 27, 2020 in Tunis, Tunisia. After more than 3 months of closure due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, Tunisia open its borders on June 27. (Photo by Yassine Gaidi/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
TUNIS, TUNISIA – JUNE 27: A view of TunisâCarthage International Airport as scores of Tunisian and foreign citizens are seen on June 27, 2020 in Tunis, Tunisia. After more than 3 months of closure due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, Tunisia open its borders on June 27. (Photo by Yassine Gaidi/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Flights between Tunisia and Libya are set to resume from next week, after being halted for eight months following the breakout of the novel coronavirus.

According to Tunisia’s transport ministry, flights will resume from November 15th.

In a statement, the ministry said the framework of measures will be arranged according to a health protocol that was reached between the two countries on Wednesday to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tunisia announced March 17 that it closed airports for inbound flights. It partially resumed flights on June 27.

Across the world, COVID-19 has claimed more than 1.3 million lives in 191 countries and regions since last December.

The US, India, and Brazil are currently the worst-hit countries.

More than 53.1 million cases have been reported worldwide, with an excess of 34.2 million recoveries, according to figures compiled by US-based Johns Hopkins University.

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