ALGIERS- Professor Ryad Mehyaoui, member of the Scientific Committee monitoring the evolution of the Coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19), addressed a range of issues, including the recommendation for compulsory quarantine for people coming to Algeria from 8 African countries and the imposition of a health pass, while providing details concerning the the self-isolation upon arrival.
Speaking to the National Radio, Pr. Mehyaoui recommended a mandatory quarantine for people coming from 8 African countries that recorded cases of Omicron, the latest variant of the Covid-19. In Algeria, although nothing is clear yet, at least for the time being, the idea of implementing a “health pass” is taking shape. The official also stressed the need to take other precautionary measures, including the imposition of the “Health Pass” to have access to enclosed public places. However, he gave no deadline, nor did he address how it will all be handled.
As such, a 5-day quarantine was proposed for all arrivals from 8 African countries that recorded significant infections with the new mutant “Omicron”. For its part, a PCR test should be presented to avoid another wave of the epidemic.
For his part, Dr. Mohamed Yousfi, Head of the Infectious Diseases Department at Boufarik Hospital, stressed the need to tighten control at airports and ports to enhance prevention in light of the emergence of new variants.