First whole genome sequences and phylogenetic analysis of SARS-CoV-2
virus isolates during COVID-19 outbreak in Tunisia, North Africa.
Full genomes sequences of six Tunisian SARS-CoV-2 strains were obtained
from imported and locally transmission cases during the COVID-19
outbreak. Reported sequences were non-identical with 0.1% nucleotide
divergence rate and clustered into 6 different clades with worldwide
sequences. SNPs results favor the distribution of the reported Tunisian
sequences into 3 major genotypes. These results indicate multiple
introductions of the virus in Tunisia and add new genomic data on
SARS-CoV-2 at the international level.