Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco report increases in new COVID-19 cases

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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)

Algeria on Sunday reported 132 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of cases in the North African country to 122,092.

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)

The death toll from the virus in Algeria rose to 2,983 after four new fatalities were added, said the Algerian Ministry of Health in a statement.

Meanwhile, 122 more patients recovered from the disease, bringing the total number of recoveries in the country to 78,158, the statement added.

Its North Africa neighbor, Tunisia saw the number of new COVID-19 cases increase by 662, raising the total number of infections in the country to 233,277.

Morocco recorded 244 new cases over the weekend.

China and Algeria have offered mutual help in the fight against the pandemic. In February 2020, Algeria sent medical donations to help China combat the coronavirus. In return, China has sent several batches of medical aid to Algeria.

In addition, a Chinese team of medical experts arrived in Algeria on May 14, 2020 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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