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This came in a speech by Ghannouchi, during the opening of the works of the plenary session in Parliament, which is devoted to approving exceptional measures that guarantee the continuity of work in Parliament, the general situation in the country and confronting the Corona virus.
Addressing the deputies, Ghannouchi added, “Our unity is the secret of our strength in facing this challenge (referring to Corona), a consciousness expressed by all living forces in the country.”
He added that “the successive developments require us to adapt our means of work with the developments, and for this reason the People’s Assembly needs to consider many proposals … it is necessary for Parliament to remain in a permanent session according to new mechanisms approved by this session.”
And Ghannouchi added, “Parliament will double the effort in coordination with the executive authority to facilitate its tasks and exchange information, enabling speed and effective interaction to achieve what the people demand.”
He explained that “the state does not fall behind its duty to provide the necessities of life in terms of food and medicine, and to organize their distribution, in order to confront monopoly and fight investors in the people’s strength and needs.”
But he added, “The people of this people must respond to the decisions and recommendations issued by the state regarding quarantine and home syndrome … commitment and discipline is an expression of the spirit of citizenship and the meanings of collective responsibility.”
Ghannouchi considered that “the war against Corona is a test for all of us, for our values, for our unity, and for our awareness.”
On Wednesday, Prime Minister Elias Al-Fakhakh announced the establishment of a national body to combat the spread of the virus.
The Tunisian government announced that the number of new cases of coronavirus in the country had risen to 200.
The total number of coronavirus infections worldwide reached more than 535 thousand cases, and the total deaths exceeded twenty-four thousand, and Italy is the first in the number of deaths, reaching more than 8 thousand and 200 deaths.
The spread of the virus forced many countries to close their borders, suspend flights, impose curfews, disrupt studies, cancel several events, prevent public gatherings, and close mosques and churches.