ALGIERS- Prime Minister Abdelaziz Djerad has issued additional provisions to strengthen prevention and protection measures, initiated by the public authorities to address the health crisis linked to the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19), said a press release from the Prime Minister's services on Sunday.
As part of the instructions of President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune, Supreme Chief of the Armed Forces, Minister of National Defence and following the consultations with the scientific committee on the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) and the health authority, Premier Abdelaziz Djerad decided additional measures to strengthen prevention and protection measures.
These additional measures which aim at "preserving the citizens’ health and protecting them against the risk of the Coronavirus spread, will be implemented gradually according to the epidemiological situation.
These measures cover the partial lockdown from 8 pm to 5 am in thirty two provinces; namely Adrar, Laghouat, Oum El Bouaghi, Batna, Bejaia, Biskra Blida, Bouira, Tebessa, Tlemcen, Tiaret, Tizi Ouzou, Algiers, Jijel, Setif, Guelma, Annaba, Constantine, Medea, M'Sila, Ouargla, Oran, Illizi, Bordj Bou Arreridj, Boumerdes, Tindouf, Tissemsilt, El Oued, Khenchela, Souk Ahras Tipaza and Ain Temouchent.
Upon the approval of the competent authorities, the Governors are empowered to take any measures required by the health situation, to establish or modify the partial and total lockdown schedules in one or several municipalities, localities or neighborhoods experiencing clusters.
These lockdown measures are applicable, from Tuesday November 17, 2020, for a period of fifteen (15) days.
As part of the preventive measures, used car markets across the national territory will be closed for another period of 15 days.
Sport arenas, leisure venues, beaches and cultural centres in the 32 provinces concerned by the lockdown measure will be also closed for 15 days.
Activities of the stores and shops specializing in household appliances, decorative items, bedding and furnishing fabrics, sporting goods, games and toys and hairdressing salons for men and women, pastries and confectionery, cafes, restaurants and fast-food restaurants will have to be limited to delivery and takeaway and are also subject to the obligation to close from 3 p.m.
With regard to ordinary markets and weekly markets, a system of control will be set up by the competent services in order to ensure compliance with prevention and protection measures as well as the application of sanctions against offenders. Their immediate closure will be pronounced, in the event of a breach of the measures enacted within the framework of the fight against the spread of COVID-19.