This picture taken on March 19, 2020 shows a view of the empty Avenue Habib Bourguiba in the centre of Tunisia's capital Tunis, as a daily curfew goes into effect. Image Credit: AFP

Tunis: The World Bank said on Tuesday it approved $400 million for Tunisia to help about 900,000 vulnerable Tunisian households cope with the health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis.

It said the additional financing will continue to provide cash transfers to poor and low-income households, while strengthening Tunisias social protection system.