Coronavirus: 367 confirmed cases, 25 deaths in Algeria


ALGIERS- A total of 367 people have been tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) in Algeria, including 25 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 Thursday.

Dr. Djamel Fourar, spokesman for the Scientific Committee, reported Thursday, March 26, 65 new confirmed cases and 4 new deaths from the coronavirus in Algeria, bringing the number of the confirmed cases to 367 in total, including 25 deaths, while twenty-nine (29) patients are fully cured and have left the health facilities.

With respect to the deaths, the report indicated that two (2) of the fourth new deaths were recorded in the province of Constantine, one (1) in Tizi-Ouzou and one (1) in Boufarik. They are, respectively, a 90-year-old man contaminated by an emigrant, a 58-year-old woman from France, a 53-year-old woman who was in contact with an emigrant and an ambulance driver working at the hospital in Boufarik.

The same source explained that the virus has so far been detected in 36 provinces, however, Blida remains the most affected with 176 cases, accounting for 48% of all people infected.

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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