Tunisian President, Beji Caid Essebsi is currently in a hospital after suffering a “severe health crisis”.
President Essebsi; who at 92 is the world’s oldest sitting president -was also treated last week.
Prime Minister Youssef Chahed said Essebsi was receiving all the attention he needed and people should stop spreading “fake news” about his condition following reports that the president had died.
Essebsi won Tunisia’s first free elections in 2014 following Arab uprisings across the region. Earlier this year, he announced he would not stand in elections expected in November, saying someone younger should take charge.