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Prime Ministry: Extension of partial quarantine procedures for 21 days in 14 provinces, starting tomorrow, Monday

Prime Minister, Aïmene Benabderrahmane, decided to extend the partial home quarantine procedure for a period of 21 days at the level of 14 provinces, starting tomorrow, Monday, in the context of managing the health crisis related to Covid-19 pandemic, according to a press release of the first ministry.

The extension of the home quarantine procedure, which is applied from midnight until four in the morning, concerns the following 14 provinces: Laghouat, Batna, Bejaia, Blida, Tebessa, Tizi Ouzou, Algiers, Setif, Sidi Bel Abbas, Constantine, M’sila, Ouargla, Oran and Boumerdes.

The Prime Minister’s decision comes “in accordance with the instructions of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, Minister of National Defense, and after consultations with the Scientific Committee to follow up on the evolution of Coronavirus pandemic and the Health Authority.”

In the same context, the same source pointed out that “provinces governors can, after the approval of the competent authorities, take all measures required by the health status of each province, especially approving, amending, or setting the timings of a partial or total quarantine targeting a municipality, place, neighborhood or more, that constitute an infection hotbed.”

In addition to the partial quarantine procedure, the same source stressed that the application of preventive measures aimed at eliminating each new wave of the pandemic, will be “subject to strict control.”

It concerns, in the first place, “the strengthening of the measure that prohibits, throughout the national territory, all kinds of family gatherings, persons, marriage ceremonies, circumcision and other events.”

Shops that constitute cases of inaction, “the services of the Ministry of Commerce are tasked with resuming its control operations at the level of shops and markets, accompanied by the public force, and to immediately close the shop and withdraw its commercial registration, without prejudice to applying the penalties stipulated in the applicable legislation and regulation against violators,” added the same source.

With regard to the regular and weekly markets, the same source indicated that “the control system will be strengthened by competent departments in order to verify compliance with prevention and protection measures,” emphasizing that “the penalties stipulated in the applicable regulation will be applied against violators with all the severity that the seriousness of the situation dictates.”

On this occasion, the government affirms that “thanks to our determination to continue strict adherence to all health guidelines and measures for prevention and protection, especially preventive measures through wearing a protective mask, physical distancing and hand hygiene, we will be able to confront this health crisis.”

Finally, the government calls on the associative movement, neighborhood committees and civil society in general to “continue and intensify their work with the aim of mobilizing and educating citizens about the need to adhere to the prohibitive measures,” and urges the population to “participate on a large scale in the vaccination process.”

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