ALGIERS-A new operation to repatriate Algerians stranded abroad following the propagation of the coronavirus pandemic "will start as early as next week" and priority will be given to "stranded families", "the people who have travelled for treatment" and "our students abroad," announced the Prime Minister's Office in a communiqué.
"As part of the ongoing operation to repatriate citizens stranded abroad, Prime Minister Abdelaziz Djerad has instructed the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Interior, Local Authorities and National Planning, the Minister of Transport, the Minister of Tourism, Craft Industry and Family Work with a view to mobilizing the air and maritime fleet in the coming days as well as the hotels to be used within this framework for the period of fourteen preventive health fortnight applicable to the repatriated persons," said the source.
According to the same source, "this operation, which will start next week, will focus first and foremost on the families stranded, as well as people who have travelled for treatment and our students abroad."
The Prime Minister's Office assures that "our diplomatic and consular representations will be mobilized every day of the week to supervise this operation and to assist the citizens concerned until their return home."
"It is worth noting that our citizens registered for repatriation will be notified and contacted by our diplomatic and consular posts by e-mail and SMS," he said.