ALGIERS – One hundred and sixty (160) new cases of coronavirus, 221 cures and 6 deaths have been recorded during the last 24 hours in Algeria, said, on Wednesday, in Algiers, the spokesperson of the scientific committee in charge of the follow-up of the evolution of the Coronavirus pandemic, Djamel Fourar.
Mr. Fourar clarified, during the daily press briefing on monitoring the evolution of the pandemic, that the number of confirmed cases, thus, rose to 8857, and that of deaths to 623 , while the total number of patients cured increased to 5139, of which 221 in the last 24 hours.
Finally, the same official reaffirmed the need to respect preventive measures, namely hygiene instructions, social distancing, confinement and wearing masks in order to help fight the spread of the pandemic.
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”.