News & Analysis: Algeria

Algeria to start Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine production in September

“Algeria will start producing Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine in September in partnership with Moscow, and part of the production will be intended for African countries, the pharmaceutical industry minister said on Wednesday.”

via Reuters

Paris airport: Algerian passengers from UK stranded for weeks

“In Paris they were told by Air Algeria they could not continue their journey, reportedly because of COVID-19 measures. They have since been living rough in the transit area of Terminal 2 at Charles de Gaulle.”

via BBC

Algeria: Partial lockdown extended in 19 provinces

“On instructions from President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune, Prime Minister Abdelaziz Djerad on Thursday decided to extend by 15 days the partial lockdown measure in 19 provinces as from 31 January, the Prime Minister’s Office announced Saturday in a communiqué.”

via Algeria Press Service

Algerian president returns to Germany to be treated for COVID-19 complications

“Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune flew back to Germany on Sunday for treatment in hospital for complications in his foot resulting from a coronavirus infection, the presidency said. Tebboune, 75, had returned home two weeks ago from Germany after two months of treatment for COVID-19.”

via Reuters

Coronavirus vaccinations have started. But people in Africa face a much longer wait.

“Public health officials warn that stark disparities are emerging as wealthier countries reserve most of the world’s doses, while poorer countries have secured scarce amounts.”

via Washington Post

Coronavirus vaccinations have started. But people in Africa face a much longer wait.

“Of the 47 countries in the AFRO region, 22 (47%) have never reported sexdisaggregated data on confirmed COVID-19 cases and 35 countries (75%) have never reported such data on deaths. Incomplete and irregular reporting of data by sex poses a challenge in designing and monitoring effective COVID-19 responses.”

via Washington Post

Algeria: President announces recovery, new election law

“Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune announced Sunday that he had recovered from COVID-19 and ordered preparation of a new election law to be ready within 15 days to pave the way for early parliamentary and local elections.”

via Anadolu Agency

Algeria: Preparing for the long struggle ahead

“Due to the global health crisis caused by COVID-19, the Hirak movement decided to halt its weekly protests and marches in mid-March. But the amazing energy and dynamic created by this magnificent revolution has not disappeared. It metamorphosed into health campaigns and solidarity actions with the needy and most vulnerable in society.”

via Africa is a Country

Algeria’s ‘Fresh Start’ Fades Amid COVID-19, Low Referendum Turnout

“Algeria’s government faces a deficit of trust amid a resurgence of COVID-19 and a low turnout in the referendum to approve its contentious new constitution.”

via Morocco World News

Algerian President Tests Positive for Coronavirus in Germany

“Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has tested positive for the coronavirus and is responding well to treatment in a German hospital, his office said. Tebboune’s health ‘is gradually improving,’ state new service APS said, citing a statement from the presidency.”

via Bloomberg