Workers at a Tunisian factory have isolated themselves for a month to make protective gears like face masks to help their country’s battle against the rampaging deadly coronavirus pandemic. The 150 Consomed factory employees – made of mostly women – 110 and 40 men are churning out 50,000 face masks a day to augment the North Africa country’s fight against the deadly scourged. Africa has more than 4,600 confirmed cases of coronavirus, 278 of that number is in Tunisia with eight deaths. Consomed factory manager Hamza Alouni told the BBC, the employees’ decision to embark on a month’s lockdown to produce protective apparels to help the country’s coronavirus fight was influenced by patriotism. “Yes, it is something of patriotism in Tunisia, they know what we are doing, they know our products, they know our country.
Source: The North Africa Journal March 30, 2020 18:56 UTC