Algeria / Coronavirus: 20 wilayas in partial containment

The Algerian authorities have decided to establish partial containment in 20 new wilayas and to adapt the schedule of the night curfew, in order to cope with the outbreak of coronavirus cases in the country.

According to a press release from the Algerian prime minister, while it was decreed in only 11 wilayas, partial confinement currently concerns 20 wilayas, with an adaptation of the night curfew schedule, which becomes valid from 11:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.

The government has also maintained the measure prohibiting, throughout the national territory, all types of gathering of people and family reunification.

By noting a “relaxation” of vigilance which does not help to control the health situation, he called on citizens to show “discipline” in order to avoid the “deterioration” of the situation and the use of possible confinement. total, according to the same source.

Riad Mahyaoui, member of the Scientific Committee for monitoring the coronavirus epidemic in Algeria, stressed Thursday that the virus was circulating “actively” and that “hospitals are starting to fill up”.

Faced with this situation, the Algerian authorities reiterated their recommendations for caution and their appeals to citizens for the continuation of the mobilization and rigor in the application of all measures of protection, physical distancing and hygiene.

Algeria is experiencing an outbreak of new cases of Covid-19 contamination. The number of daily cases has again crossed the bar of 327 cases of new contamination in 24 hours.

Since the start of the pandemic, Algeria has recorded 57,332 confirmed cases on October 29, according to the spokesperson for the scientific committee responsible for monitoring the evolution of the coronavirus pandemic in Algeria, Djamel Fourar.

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