Coronavirus: 230 infected in Algeria, 90% imported, 17 dead

Country in isolation and Blida worst-hit region

24 March, 11:45

    (ANSAmed) - TUNIS, MARCH 24 - Some 230 cases of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, have been found in Algeria as of Tuesday.

    Seventeen people with the virus have died, according to a statement issued by a special commission set to prevent the spread of the disease, according to the health ministry. The worst-hit region in Algeria is Blida and 90% of the cases were ''imported'' from Europe. The entire country is in ''isolation'' after the latest restrictions decreed by President Abdelmadjid Tebboune.


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