The Algerian government has announced that it will partially reopen its borders from June 1, following its closure in March 2020, to address the coronavirus pandemic that has left more than 125,000 cases in the African country.
On March 17, 2020, the Algerian President Abdelmayid Tebune ordered the closure of the borders and the suspension of all flights to and from Algeria with the exception of cargo, as well as the suspension of sea traffic with the exception of cargo to handover of goods.
As indicated by the Algerian Presidency, the government has approved the partial reopening of the borders with five daily flights from the airports of Algiers, Constantine and Oran, according to the Algerian newspaper “Tout sur l’Algerie”.
Therefore, he stressed that this process will be carried out in compliance with the preventive measures against COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, before adding that the organization of the operations will be announced in the coming days.
The Algerian authorities have so far confirmed 125,194 cases and 3,366 deaths from coronavirus, according to the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), which are dependent on the African Union (AU).