Algeria eases further coronavirus restrictions, allows businesses to reopen
Algeria has taken further steps to ease restrictions due to the novel coronavirus by allowing several businesses to reopen, the prime minister’s office announced on Saturday.
The decision aimed “to reduce the economic and social impact of the health crisis” caused by the pandemic, it said in a statement.
The country will also make shops reopen, including those for materials for building and public works, appliances, fabrics, jewelry, clothing and shoes, cosmetics and perfumes, home and office furniture, pastries, and hairdressers. In addition, urban transport by taxi will also be reopened.
On Thursday, the Algerian government said it decided to ease confinement measures by shortening the curfew for some provinces but called on citizens to be “vigilant”.
The new eased measures came hours before the start of the holy fasting month of Ramadan on Friday.
To date, Algeria reported a total of 3,256 confirmed infections with the virus, with 419 deaths and 1,479 recoveries.