After listening to the governors of Algiers, Oran, Biskra, Setif and Ouargla, the president decided to create a special insurance, at the expense of the State, in favour of the doctors and other healthcare staffs directly involved in the fighting the pandemic, and authorize public and private laboratories, to carry out Covid-19 screening blood tests so as to ease pressure on the Pasteur Institute and its annexes in all provinces.
The measures taken also include the involvement of neighbourhood committees and civil society associations in provinces’ initiatives to support citizens, the granting to the province of the prerogatives of requisitioning available resources for optimal use, and the consolidation of permanent stocks of screening equipment and medical oxygen with daily monitoring in each province.
In addition, the meeting culminated in the prohibition for one week, starting this Friday, of road traffic, including private vehicles, to and from the following 29 privinces: Boumerdes, Souk Ahras, Tissemsilt, Djelfa, Mascara, Oum El Bouaghi, Batna, Bouira, Relizae, 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.
In the regard, the president decided to ban public and private urban transport during weekends, starting tomorrow Friday, in 29 provinces.
Moreover, the president decided to disinfect streets and markets several times a day in addition to the requisitioning of doctors from companies in cessation of activity in return for financial incentives, where appropriate.
In addition to the Prime Minister, the meeting was attended by the Ministers of the Interior, Local Authorities and National Planning, Health, Population and Hospital Reform, and Pharmaceutical Industry, as well as the Commander of the National Gendarmerie, the Director General of National Police (DGSN), the governors of Algiers, Oran, Biskra, Setif and Ouargla and the members of the Scientific Committee for monitoring the evolution of the coronavirus pandemic.