ALGIERS-One hundred and eighty-six (186) new cases with the coronavirus, 94 cures and 7 deaths were recorded during the last 24 hours in Algeria, indicated, on Thursday in Algiers, the spokesman of the scientific committee in charge of the follow-up and monitoring of the evolution of the Coronavirus pandemic, Djamel Fourar, during the daily press briefing devoted to the evolution of the pandemic.
The Ministry of Health announces the registration, on Thursday, May 21, of no less than 186 new confirmed cases and 7 deaths across the country in the past 24 hours.
The overall balance of confirmed cases since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic in Algeria, thus, stands at 7728 persons, reported in 48 provinces, of whom 575 died from the virus.
Speaking during the daily press briefing, Professor Djamel Fourar announced that the number of recoveries had risen to 4062 cases, after the registration of 94 new ones.
Finally, the same official called upon, once again, the citizens to scrupulously respect social distancing and preventive measures, urging them to comply with the instructions, only, according to him, even able to contain this pandemic.
For its part, 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 means to stem this epidemic.
The government, also, 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”.
For Eid al Fitr, a partial lockdown will be applicable from 01:00 p.m. to 07:00 a.m. the next day in all provinces, Prime Minister’s office announced Tuesday in a statement.
“In accordance with the directives of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, during the meeting with the members of the Scientific Committee for monitoring the evolution of the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), the Prime Minister, Mr. Abdelaziz Djerad implemented additional prevention measures to be observed on the occasion of the celebration of Eid El Fitr “, specified the same source.
“In this context, a partial confinement at home will be applicable from 1:00 p.m. until the following day at 7:00 a.m. to all the provinces during the two (02) days of the feast of Eid El Fitr,” said the press release, adding that “during these two days, the circulation of all vehicles, including motorcycles, will also be suspended between the provinces and inside them”.
Furthermore, the same source noted that “the epidemiological surveys carried out by the specialized services of the Ministry of Health, Population and Hospital Reform revealed that the majority of cases of contamination were recorded during family events and groupings of people “.