Tunisia receives 6M COVID-19 vaccine doses

A healthcare personnel receives the first dose of the Sputnik V coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine in El Menzah Sports Palace turned into a hospital as vaccination Campaign begins in Tunis, Tunisia on March 13, 2021. (Photo by Chedly Ben Ibrahim/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Tunisia has received a donation of 6 million COVID-19 vaccine doses from ‘brotherly and friendly countries.’

While making the announcement, President Kais Saied also authorized a walk-in nationwide vaccination day on Sunday August 8, for people aged 40 years or older, in all states of the Republic.

Earlier, Saied announced the establishment of a coronavirus crisis unit, supervised by a high-level military official.

The North African country has thus far recorded 598,243 positive coronavirus cases, 525,504 recoveries and 20,385 deaths.