“In accordance with the instructions of President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune, commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces, minister of the National Defense, given in the meeting of the High Security Council on 3 August 2020 and after consultations with the scientific committee for monitoring the progress of the coronavirus pandemic and the Health Authority, Prime Minister signed an executive decree on the adjustment of the hours of partial lockdown from 9 to 31 August 2020, a measure taken as part of the progressive and flexible step adopted by the Public Authorities in the management of the health crisis,” said the communiqué.
It was decided to “adjust the partial lockdown hours from 11.00 p.m. to 6.00 a.m. in 29 provinces.”
The concerned provinces are Boumerdes, Souk Ahras, Tissemsilt, Djelfa, Mascara, Oum El Bouaghi, Batna, Bouira, Relizane, Biskra, Khenchela, M’sila, Chlef, Sidi Bel Abbes, Medea, Blida, Bordj Bou Arreridj, Tipaza, Ouargla, Bechar, Algiers, Constantine, Oran, Setif, Annaba, Bejaia, Adrar, Laghouat and El Oued, said the source.
“The governors can, after agreement with the competent authorities, take all the measures required by the health situation in each province, notably the establishment, modification or modulation of hours, the measure of targeted partial or total lockdown in one or several communes, localities or districts with foci of infection,” according to the communiqué of the Prime Minister’s Office , adding that “the lifting or maintaining of lockdown will depend on the development of the epidemiological situation. The stabilization of the situation will enable the public authorities to consider additional lightening measures”.
It was also decided to “lift the ban on road traffic for passenger vehicles from and to the 29 provinces concerned by the partial lockdown measure,” as well as the “extension of the ban the movement of public and private passenger transport on the weekends in the 29 provinces concerned by the partial lockdown measure,” said the source.