Tunisia receives aid from Kuwait, Jordan to combat COVID-19 pandemic

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Tunisia is expressing its gratitude to Kuwait and Jordan for delivering tons of badly needed medical supplies to fight a surge of COVID-19 cases.

A Kuwaiti plane brought to Tunisia 20 tonnes of oxygen and 400 cylinders on Tuesday. The Jordanian plane had medical equipment and supplies as well.

Tunisia is going through a new, more dangerous wave of the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, with an average of more than 500 cases detected per 100,000 persons in about half of the country’s 24 provinces.

Tunisian Health Ministry on Monday reported 2,520 new COVID-19 cases, raising the tally in the country to 548,753, while the death toll from the virus rose by 117 to 17,644.