Coronavirus: 302 confirmed cases, 21 deaths in Algeria


ALGIERS- A total of 302 people have been tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) in Algeria, including 21 deaths, the director general of Prevention at the Ministry of Health, Population and Hospital Reform, and spokesman of the scientific committee monitoring the evolution of the coronavirus (Covid-19), Djamel Fourar said Wednesday.

Dr. Djamel Fourar, spokesman for the Scientific Committee, reported Wednesday, March 25, 38 new confirmed cases and 2 new deaths from the coronavirus in Algeria, bringing the number of the confirmed cases to 302 in total, including 21 deaths, while twenty-four (24) patients are fully cured and have left the health facilities.

The same source explained that the two new deaths were recorded in the provinces of Tipaza and constantine, aging 42 and 58 respectively.

Fourar recalled that “the level of alert remains at its highest level in order to halt the spread of the virus”.

For his part, the Minister of Health, Population and Hospital Reform, Abderrahmane Benbouzid, called on citizens to become aware of the situation to deal with this pandemic by respecting the prevention instructions.

The series of measures taken by President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune, to stem the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19), entered into effect on Sunday.

The series of measures, including isolation of confirmed and suspected cases, will run until April 4 and will be lifted or extended according to the evolution of the situation.

Besides, President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune has decreed, on Monday, a total lockdown, for a period of ten days, for the province of Blida, and another from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. for the province of Algiers.


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