By Hamdi Yildiz
ALGIERS (AA) - Algeria decided Thursday to extend a lockdown aimed at stemming the spread of the novel coronavirus for another 15 days.
The partial lockdown in 44 provinces will be extended until June 15, the government said in a statement.
The lockdown will be implemented between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. local time (1800GMT – 0600GMT) in 28 provinces, while in 16 provinces, it will be imposed between 5 p.m. and 7 a.m. local time (1600GMT – 0600GMT), the statement added.
Quarantines in four provinces were also lifted.
According to the latest figures, a total of 630 people have died from COVID-19, while the number of cases stands at 8,997 with 5,277 recoveries.
*Writing by Sena Guler