Algeria extends lockdown measures to contain COVID-19

Algerian Prime Minister Abdelaziz Djerad on Thursday announced the extension of partial lockdown measures in 29 provinces to contain the spread of COVID-19, the official APS news agency reported.

The prime minister said that the government decided to extend the anti-COVID-19 measures in 29 provinces for another 10 days.

Algeria on Thursday reported 585 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total cases to 21,351 with 1,052 deaths.

China and Algeria have offered mutual help in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

A Chinese medical expert team arrived in Algeria on May 14 for a 15-day mission to help fight the coronavirus, through sharing China’s experiences in controlling its spread.