Algeria reports 19 COVID-19 deaths, imposes curfew in capital

0 Comment(s)Print E-mail Xinhua, March 25, 2020
Adjust font size:

Algeria on Tuesday said the death toll of the novel coronavirus reached 19 while confirmed infections hit 264.

"The health authorities reported two new deaths from COVID-19, a 75-year-old man who contracted the virus from his daughter, and another 72-year-old man," Djamel Fourar, the chairman of the COVID-19 Detection and Follow-up Commission, told reporters.

Both victims just returned from France for family visits, he added.

Thirty-four new infections have been confirmed in the past 24 hours, raising the total number of infected patients to 264.

Also on Tuesday, Algeria started imposing a curfew in the capital Algiers from 7 p.m.-7 a.m. and a full lockdown in neighboring province Blida, which will last for 10 days. 

Follow on Twitter and Facebook to join the conversation.
ChinaNews App Download
Print E-mail Bookmark and Share

Go to Forum >>0 Comment(s)

No comments.

Add your comments...

  • User Name Required
  • Your Comment
  • Enter the words you see:   
    Racist, abusive and off-topic comments may be removed by the moderator.
Send your storiesGet more from