Tunisia workers isolate in factory making anti-virus gear

In Tunisia, 150 people -- mostly women -- have isolated themselves in a factory for a month to make protective…

In Tunisia, 150 people — mostly women — have isolated themselves in a factory for a month to make protective gear like masks to help their country’s fight against coronavirus.

Due to strict measures to prevent COVID-19 contamination, journalists are not allowed to visit the Consomed factory where 110 women and 40 men — including a doctor, cooks and the director — are working, eating and sleeping.

“We are the only ones producing (protective items) for Tunisian hospitals,” director Hamza Alouini told AFP via video call.

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