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Sport Covid-19. The Algerian president hospitalized after suspected cases in his entourage

20:40  27 october  2020
20:40  27 october  2020 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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Le président algérien Abdelmadjid Tebboune ici le 13 décembre 2019. © Ryad Kramdi / AFP Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune here on December 13, 2019.

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, who went into solitary confinement on Saturday October 24 after suspected cases of Covid-19 in his entourage, was admitted to a military hospital in Algiers, but "his state of health does not inspire any concern", announced this Tuesday, October 27, 2020 the presidency.

In solitary confinement since Saturday, Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune was admitted to an military hospital in Algiers on Tuesday, October 27.

This hospitalization comes five days after a referendum on the revision of the Constitution presented by President Tebboune to found a new Algeria.

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Abdelmadjid Tebboune, 74 years old, is also supposed to inaugurate Wednesday evening the prayer room of the great mosque of Algiers, the third largest in the world, in the day before the feast of Mawlid (the birth of Muhammad).

"Stable state of health"

On the recommendation of his doctors, President Abdelmajid Tebboune returned to a specialized care unit at the central army hospital in Aïn Naadja in Algiers, a brief presidential statement said.

His state of health is stable and does not cause any concern, the statement said, without specifying why or when the head of state was hospitalized.

The President of the Republic continues his daily activities from his place of hospitalization, adds only the presidency.

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On Saturday, the latter announced that Abdelmadjid Tebboune had voluntarily placed himself in isolation for five days after the possible contamination with the new coronavirus of several senior officials of the presidency and the government.

Cases on the rise for two weeks

After several weeks of slow decline, Algeria - whose borders remain closed - has experienced an upsurge in Covid-19 contaminations for two weeks.

Almost 57,000 cases have been recorded in this country of 44 million inhabitants since the first case was reported on February 25, including more than 1,930 deaths and nearly 40,000 recoveries.

Algerian Prime Minister Abdelaziz Djerad deplored Sunday evening the relaxation of the population in compliance with preventive measures against the pandemic.

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