ALGIERS – One hundred and twenty-seven (127) new cases of coronavirus, 127 cures and 8 deaths have been recorded during the last 24 hours in Algeria, said, on Saturday, 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 9267 , and that of deaths to 646 , while the total number of patients cured increased to 5549, of which 127 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”.
It is worth recalling that the government decided, Thursday evening, to maintain the partial lockdown until June 13th as part of the preventive measures to fight against the Covid-19 pandemic and to totally lift it in four provinces.
Prime Minister Abdelaziz Djerad decided, after consulting the scientific committee and the health authority on the progress of the epidemiological situation of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) and after the agreement of President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune on the total lifting of the lockdown in Saida, Tindouf, Illizi and Tamanrasset, said the statement of the Prime Minister’s office, adding that this decision has been taken following the favorable results recorded in these provinces.
“A partial lockdown is implemented from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. for a period of 15 days, from Saturday 30 May until Saturday 13 June 2020, in the provinces of Batna, Bejaia, Blida, Tlemcen, Tiaret, Tizi Ouzou, Algiers, Setif, Sidi Bel Abbes, Constantine, Annaba, Medea, Oran, Bordj Bou Arreridj, Tipaza and Ain Defla,” pointed out the same source.
It was also decided to “extend, for the rest of provinces, the partial lockdown from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. for a period of 15 days, applicable from Saturday 30 May until 13 June 2020.”