Algeria reports 210 new COVID-19 cases

Source: Xinhua| 2020-09-20 05:45:23|Editor: huaxia

ALGIERS, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- Algeria on Saturday reported 210 new COVID-19 cases and six new fatalities, bringing the total infections to 49,623 and the death toll to 1,665, said the Ministry of Health in a statement.

Meanwhile, 105 more patients were discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recoveries to 34,923.

Algerian Health Minister Abderrahmane Benbouzid on Saturday expressed his satisfaction with the results of the fight against COVID-19, the official APS news agency reported.

Benbouzid said there is a drop in new cases in recent weeks, which is due to "the effective participation of all sectors and all sections of society, despite the fact that some still do not respect the compulsory wearing of masks."

Algeria has been resuming economic and commercial activities since June 7 as part of its efforts to return to normal life.

On Feb. 25, Algeria recorded its first infection with COVID-19.

China and Algeria have offered mutual help in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

In early February, Algeria sent medical donations to help China combat the coronavirus. China sent two batches of medical aid to Algeria on March 27 and April 15 respectively.

A Chinese medical team arrived in Algeria on May 14 for a 15-day mission to help fight the coronavirus by sharing China's experience in curbing the spread of the contagious disease. Enditem