President Tebboune announces series of decisions to reduce corona spread in Algeria

APS - 17 March 2020

ALGERIA- President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune, in an address to the nation on Tuesday, announced a series of decisions to reduce the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19), including the closure of land borders with neighboring countries and the ban of "rallies and marches," whatever its shape and title.

The president of the Republic, in his address, said: "I chaired a meeting, a few hours ago, over the coronavirus impact, attended by the prime minister and a number of ministers and senior State officials that are directly concerned by the matter and a series of decisions were taken during that meeting."

The decisions include "the closure of land border with the neighboring countries, with the authorization of people's movement in exceptional cases, upon agreement with the countries concerned."