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Algeria announces first confirmed case of coronavirus

26.2.2020

Algeria announces first confirmed case of coronavirus

Algeria has reported its first confirmed case of the new coronavirus, an Italian man who arrived in the country on February 17 and has been put into isolation.

@SABCNewsOnline Image: Reuters The case was announced by the Health Minister, and President Abdelmadjid Tebboune said on Twitter that he had ordered medical authorities to take maximum precautions. Algeria has reported its first confirmed case of the new coronavirus , an Italian man who arrived in the country on February 17 and has been put into isolation. The case was announced by the Health Minister, and President Abdelmadjid Tebboune said on Twitter that he had ordered medical authorities to take maximum precautions. He urged Algerians to be careful what information they shared online. Northern Italy, home to many Algerians, has been the centre of an outbreak of the with more than 280 cases and 11 deaths. Its Milan-based energy company, Eni, is also involved in projects in Algeria. The disease reaches Algeria at a politically difficult moment, following a year of mass street protests that still occur twice a week. Tebboune was elected in December in a vote opposed by the protesters, whose demonstrations helped bring down his predecessor Abdelaziz Bouteflika. This entry was posted on 26 Feb 2020,12:54AM at 12:54 AM and is filed under Read more: SABC News Online

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