Coronavirus in Algeria: New confirmed cases, deaths recorded, May 16th

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ALGIERS – One hundred and ninety-two (192) confirmed cases of coronavirus and six (6) deaths have been recorded during the last 24 hours in Algeria, said, Saturday, in Algiers, the spokesman for the scientific committee monitoring the evolution of Coronavirus pandemic, Djamel Fourar, who also reported 138 new patients healed.

One hundred and ninety-two (192) confirmed cases of coronavirus and six (6) deaths have been recorded during the last 24 hours in Algeria, thus, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 6821 and that of deaths to 542 , said, in Algiers, the spokesman of the scientific committee monitoring the evolution of the Coronavirus pandemic, Djamel Fourar.

With respect to recoveries, 138 new cases were recorded in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number to 3409 persons since the onset of the pandemic in Algeria.

Prime Minister Abdelaziz Jerad announced, in Oran, that the sanitary lockdown will be extended by another 15 days, as part of the preventive measures with a view to fighting against the spread of Covid-19.

Mr. Djerad said, during his intervention on regional Radio Oran, as part of his visit to the Western province , that after consulting the President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, the Government decided to extend the health containment for an additional period of 15 days from May 15.

The government, “aware of the extra efforts that everyone has to make, reiterates its call for citizens to remain aware of the health, economic and social challenges of the Covid-19.”

It calls on the Algerians to “rigorously abide by the measures of hygiene, social distancing and protection, which are the only current method to stem this epidemic.

The government underlines “the risks incurred by those who do not comply with the enacted preventive measures, and stresses the need for citizens and shopkeepers to be vigilant and behave in a responsible way to enable our country to effectively fight Covid-19”.

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