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Covid-19: Partial lockdown extended in 19 provinces

Published on : Saturday, 30 January 2021 12:55   Read : 54 time(s)
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Covid-19: Partial lockdown extended in 19 provinces

ALGIERS-On instructions from President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune, Prime Minister Abdelaziz Djerad on Thursday decided to extend by 15 days the partial lockdown measure in 19 provinces as from 31 January, the Prime Minister’s Office announced Saturday in a communiqué.

“The partial lockdown measure concerns nineteen (19) provinces, namely Batna, Biskra, Blida, Bouira, Tebessa, Tlemcen, Tizi-Ouzou, Alger, Jijel, Sidi Bel Abbes, Constantine, Mostaganem, M'Sila, Oran, Boumerdes, El Tarf, Tissemsilt, Ain Temouchent and Relizane,” said the communiqué.

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According to the same source, “the lockdown measure does not include twenty-nine (29) provinces, namely Adrar, Chlef, Laghouat, Bejaia, Bechar, Oum El Bouaghi, Tamenghasset, Tiaret, Djelfa, Setif, Saida, Skikda, Annaba, Guelma, Medea, Mascara, Ouargla, El Bayadh, Illizi, Bordj Bou Arreridj, Tindouf, El Oued, Khenchela, Souk Ahras, Tipaza, 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.

The lockdown measures aim at adapting protection and prevention with the evolution of the epidemiological situation, said the Prime Ministry’s communiqué. 

Covid-19: Partial lockdown extended in 19 provinces

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