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Algerian president isolates after aides show coronavirus symptoms

Algeria has reported 1,897 deaths from the novel coronavirus [Getty]

Date of publication: 24 October, 2020

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Medical staff recommended Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune self-isolate for five days.
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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