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Algerian president isolates after aides show virus symptoms

By AFP

Added 24th October 2020 08:09 PM

Medical staff recommended the president, aged 74, isolate for five days.

Algerian president isolates after aides show virus symptoms

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune

Medical staff recommended the president, aged 74, isolate for five days.

HEALTH   VIRUS

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune went into self-isolation on Saturday after "several" senior presidential and government officials showed symptoms of Covid-19, the presidency said.

Medical staff recommended the president, aged 74, isolate for five days, a statement read.

Algeria has officially recorded 55,630 novel coronavirus cases and 1,897 deaths since the start of its outbreak.

After a gradual reduction in the number of cases in past weeks, Algeria has seen a recent resurge.

Algerians vote on November 1 in a referendum on constitutional reforms, a flagship initiative of Tebboune.


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