WorldDaily briefing of Tunisian news

Daily briefing of Tunisian news


AA / Tunis

Tunisia: The crew of a plane flying over an active military zone sees a missile at the same altitude (AA)

The crew of a plane making, on Saturday October 16, a flight from Djerba (Tunisia) to Paris Orly (France), announced that they had observed a missile explode at the same altitude as their plane located, in their position at 10 a.m. morning (local time) in the airspace of Tunisia, about 80 nm (nautical miles) north-northwest of the Tunisian island of Djerba.

This is a Transavia France Boeing 737-800, registration F-GZHX performing flight TO-3367 from Djerba to Paris Orly, according to the website “The aviation Herald”, specializing in aviation safety and dissemination of aviation accident and incident reports.

At the request of the crew, Air Traffic Control (ATC) explained that there was an active military zone about 25 nm west of their position.

Tunisia: Arrest of MP and businessman Mehdi Ben Gharbia (AA)

The Tunisian businessman, former minister and current suspended deputy, Mehdi Ben Gharbia, was placed in police custody on Sunday, October 17, by decision of the public prosecutor at the Tunis Court of First Instance, after his arrest on Saturday , and his transfer for questioning to the barracks of the General Directorate of the Tunisian National Guard in Aouina.

According to a statement from the public prosecutor at the Tunis Court of First Instance, Mehdi Ben Gharbia was kept under arrest and placed in police custody on suspicion of tax crimes and money laundering.

The Central Unit for the Fight against Economic and Financial Crimes, under the General Directorate of the National Guard of Aouina was in charge of the investigation, according to the same source.

Illegal migration: 2 remains recovered near the Tunisian coast (AA)

At least two illegal migrants perished on Sunday, while seven others were rescued following the sinking of their boat off the Chebba in the coastal town of Mahdia in Tunisia’s Sahel, Agence Tunis Afrique Presse reported ( TAP / Official).

TAP reported from a source from the Mahdia Maritime Guard that the sunken boat was carrying thirty people on board.

Covid-19: Less than a quarter of those summoned have been vaccinated (TAP)

As of October 17, less than a quarter (23,641) of the people summoned (107,231) to receive the vaccine against the coronavirus have been vaccinated, according to the latest report published on Sunday by the Ministry of Health.

The number of fully vaccinated people has thus grown to 4,205,797 of which 3,290,591 have received two doses, 402,250 have taken a single-dose vaccine and 512,956 have already contracted Covid-19 and do not need more than a single dose.

The number of people registered on the national vaccination platform against the coronavirus evax.tn amounted to 6,551,626 people.

Interior Minister visits Kairouan (TAP)

The Minister of the Interior, Taoufik Charfeddine, went on Sunday to the governorate of Kairouan where he inspected the units of the General Directorate of National Security and Civil Protection to learn of their availability to ensure the celebrations of the Mouled festival.

He also visited the spaces and places reserved for celebrations and attended a working session at the headquarters of the governorate in the presence of the governor and security officials.

The Minister was accompanied by the Director General of National Security, the Commander of the National Guard and the Director General of the National Office for Civil Protection.

Coronavirus: 133 new cases and three deaths (Mosaïque FM)

133 new cases of coronavirus and three deaths were recorded on October 16, 2021, the Ministry of Health announced on Sunday.

Thus, the number of contaminations rose to 710,906 while 684,403 people recovered.

The number of deaths from the coronavirus has reached 25,098 since the outbreak of the epidemic.

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