“The partial lockdown measure concerns twenty-nine (29) provinces, namely Laghouat, Oum El Bouaghi, Batna, Bejaia, Biskra, Blida, Bouira, Tebessa, Tlemcen, Tizi-Ouzou, Algiers, Jijel, Setif, Sidi Bel Abbes, Annaba, Guelma, Constantine, Medea, Mostaganem, M’Sila, Mascara, Oran, Boumerdes, El Tarf, Tissemsilt, Souk Ahras, Tipaza, Ain Temouchent and Relizane,” said the source.
According to the same source, “the lockdown measure does not include nineteen (19) provinces, namely Adrar, Chlef , Bechar, Tamenghasset, Tiaret, Djelfa, Saida, Skikda, Ouargla, El Bayadh, Illizi, Bordj Bou Arreridj, Tindouf, El Oued, Khenchela, Mila, Ain Defla, Naama and Ghardaia.”
“After approval from the relevant authorities, the governors may take any measures according to the epidemiological situation of each province, particularly the establishment, modification or adjustment of schedules of partial or total lockdown measures in one or more municipality, locality or neighborhood experiencing a surge of contaminations,” said the communiqué.
“These measures were taken as part of the implementation of the instructions of President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, Supreme Chief of the Armed Forces, Minister of National Defence and following consultations with the Scientific Committee Monitoring the Coronavirus pandemic,” said the source.
These measures aim at adapting protection and prevention with the evolution of the epidemiological situation, said the Prime Ministry’s communiqué.