Algeria reports 185 new COVID-19 cases

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People wearing face masks visit a bookstore in Algiers, Algeria, on Oct. 7, 2020. Algeria on Wednesday reported 121 new COVID-19 cases, the lowest daily increase since June 20, bringing the total tally of infections to 52,520, the Ministry of Health said. (Xinhua)
People wearing face masks visit a bookstore in Algiers, Algeria, on Oct. 7, 2020.  (Xinhua)

Algeria on Wednesday reported 185 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total tally of infections to 53,584, the Ministry of Health said.

The ministry also announced nine new fatalities from the novel coronavirus, raising the country’s death toll to 1,827.

Meanwhile, 111 more patients were discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of total recoveries to 37,603.

Algerian government on Wednesday announced that it will lift the suspension of Friday prayer in the restricted provinces from Nov. 6, the official APS news agency reported.

Algeria, which reported its first COVID-19 case on Feb. 25, has been resuming economic and commercial activities since June 7.

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 virus, and China sent two batches of medical aid to Algeria on March 27 and April 15.

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.

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