Covid-19: “Algeria to remain on lookout,” PM Djerad


Prime Minister Abdeleziz Djerad addressed, Today, Sunday, January 31st, 2021, the epidemiological situation in Algeria, including the vaccination campaign launched, yesterday, in the province of Blida.

After having received the first jab of the Sputnik V vaccine against Coronavirus at the level of the Polyclinic “the sources”, the Premier indicated that the vaccination campaign will be generalized nationwide.

According to him, the vaccination campaign, symbolically launched yesterday, from the province of Blida, will last one year within regulatory frameworks.

In this vein, Premier urged citizens to mobilize and join in the vaccination campaign, in order to ensure their own protection against the virus.

As such, Mr. Djerad specified that Algeria “will remain on the lookout”.

The vaccination campaign was launched, today, Sunday, Jan 31st, 2021, in the capital Algiers.

As such, the spokesman for the scientific committee in charge of the follow-up of Coronavirus pandemic evolution, Dr Djamel Fourar, who, also, serves as the Health Ministry’s manager for prevention, supervised the launch of the vaccination drive in this province.

Earlier yesterday, Health Minister Abderrahmane Benbouzid launched the vaccination campaign in Blida, one of the most affected provinces by this pandemic in the beginning of the health crisis.

The operation will concern, in a first step, people prone to infections and transmissions, notably staff of the medical sector, the elderly and people with chronic disease. It will, also, be extended, as from Sunday, to cover other sectors, namely; Police services and Civil Protection, education and also Imams, political officials and the media body.

The first shipment of the Russian anti-Covid-19 vaccine “Sputnik V” landed, Friday, at Bouafrik Airport (province of Blida).


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