Algeria has reported its first confirmed case of the new coronavirus, an Italian man who arrived within the nation on Feb. 17 and has been put into isolation.
The case was introduced by the Well being Minister, and President Abdelmadjid Tebboune stated on Twitter that he had ordered medical authorities to take most precautions. He urged Algerians to watch out what data they shared on-line.
Northern Italy, house to many Algerians, has been the centre of an outbreak of the coronavirus with greater than 280 circumstances and 11 deaths. Its Milan-based vitality firm, Eni, can also be concerned in tasks in Algeria.
The illness reaches Algeria at a politically tough second, following a 12 months of mass avenue protests that also happen twice every week.
Tebboune was elected in December in a vote opposed by the protesters, whose demonstrations helped carry down his predecessor Abdelaziz Bouteflika.