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Covid-19 en Algérie : pour qui sonne le glas ?

Abstract : COVID-19 in Algeria: For Whom Does the Bell Toll? -- Patient zero in Algeria was found in the city of Blida, on 12 March 2020. Fifty kilometres from Algiers, Blida soon became the epicentre of the epidemic. Fearing a spread of the virus in other wilayas, authorities decided that same day to close nurseries, schools, and universities. On 17 March, the state announced the closure of all the country’s land borders, the suspension of all flights to and from Algeria, and a ban on gatherings and markets. On 19 March, 90 cases and nine deaths from COVID-19 were confirmed. On 22 March, the government suspended all means of public transport and on 23 March it placed the town of Blida in total lockdown. With only 450 intensive care beds for a population of 42 million inhabitants, Algeria seems powerless to fight against COVID-19...
Mots-clés : Covid-19 Algérie Hirak
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Luis Martinez. Covid-19 en Algérie : pour qui sonne le glas ?. Les Dossiers du CERI, CERI, 2020. ⟨hal-03570767⟩



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