Algeria’s COVID-19 deaths surpass 1,500 mark

Medical workers are seen at the Boufarik Hospital in the province of Blida, Algeria, on March 3, 2020. Algerian Health Ministry announced on Tuesday that three new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed, bringing the total number in the country to eight. The three new cases were recorded in the family circle of the previous four cases in the province of Blida. (Xinhua)
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Algeria’s COVID-19 deaths surpassed 1,500 on Sunday, according to the Algerian Health Ministry.

Algeria on Sunday reported 364 new COVID-19 cases and 10 new fatalities, bringing the total number of infections to 44,146 and the death toll to 1,501 in the country.

Algeria has resumed economic and commercial activities since June 7 as part of the 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. In return, China has sent two batches of medical aid to Algeria on March 27 and April 15 respectively.

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 experience in curbing the spread of the contagious disease.