ALGIERS, June 28 (Xinhua) -- Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Sunday announced that the country will keep the land, air and sea borders closed until the end of the COVID-19 crisis, the official APS news agency reported.
President Tebboune also said in a cabinet meeting that firmer measures will be taken against citizens who do not respect preventive measures.
Algeria has closed all border crossing points with neighboring nations and suspended all flights and sea voyages since mid March.
Algeria reported 305 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the total number of infections to 13,273 with 897 deaths.
China and Algeria have offered mutual help in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
A Chinese medical expert team arrived in Algeria on May 14 for a 15-day mission to help fight the coronavirus, through sharing China's experiences in the spread of the contagious disease. Enditem