Covid-19: Algeria repatriates to date about 13,000 Algerians stranded abroad

APS - 09 June 2020

ALGIERS- Minister Counselor for Communication, official Spokesman of the Presidency of the Republic Belaid Mohand Oussaid said Tuesday that Algeria has repatriated about 13,000 Algerian nationals stranded abroad since the closure of the air space because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

In a press conference at the headquarters of the Presidency of the Republic, Belaid Mohand Oussaid underlined "the State's commitment to preserving the health of its citizens and repatriating them in the best conditions and as soon as possible," affirming that between 12,000 and 13,000 Algerians have been repatriated so far.

"The repatriation operation is continuing," he added, pointing out that two flights are scheduled this weekend to repatriate the Algerian stranded in Turkey. Belaid added that the repatriated people were directly quarantined for two weeks.