Covid-19 vaccine: Algeria negotiating use will not cause any “health complications”

Prime Minister Abdelaziz Djerad said on Saturday in Tipasa, that "Algeria was currently establishing contacts with several laboratories to purchase the expected vaccine against the new Coronavirus," said Djerad, recalling that "all the internationally renowned Algerian scientists, doctors and skills are associated with these negotiations to ensure that the use of this vaccine will not cause any "health complications."

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Algeria Covid-19 Coronavirus vaccine

Prime Minister Abdelaziz Djerad said on Saturday in Tipasa, that “Algeria was currently establishing contacts with several laboratories to purchase the expected vaccine against the new Coronavirus,” said Djerad, recalling that “all the internationally renowned Algerian scientists, doctors and skills are associated with these negotiations to ensure that the use of this vaccine will not cause any “health complications.”

The Premier urged, on the sidelines of the launch of the national reforestation campaign in Tipasa’s Boukerdane dam, “full compliance with the opinions and advices of scientists, doctors and experts, far from any useless debate,” and called to prevent “any haste in decision making.”

All the decisions part of the management of the Covid-19 crisis have been taken “following consultations with the Scientific Committee and Algerian specialists and experts who work according to a practical, precise and objective approach, both in Algeria and abroad,” added the prime minister, affirming that “decisions and measures are taken gradually and at the opportune moment.”

“Like all the countries, we are fighting and the strict respect of the protocol of prevention is the only solution capable of dealing with Covid-19 and curbing its spread,” he stressed.

On another level, the Minister declared that schools closure due to the spread of the new Coronavirus spread “is currently rueld out,” announcing that contacts were underway with foreign laboratories for the purchase of the Covid -19 vaccine.

“In the event that positive cases are recorded in schools, each case will be treated separately. However, the closure of schools is not currently on the agenda,” he added.

The “State will continue to fulfill its duties towards its citizens,” stressed the Premier.

The official renewed his appeal to the educational family, the parents of pupils and to the unions to mobilize for strict compliance with preventive measures against Covid-19.

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