Algeria begins its vaccination campaign against Kovid

Algeria began its vaccination campaign against Kovid-19 at Blida (center), the first epicenter of the epidemic, in March last year, announcing the official APS agency with the Russian vaccine Sputnik V.

The expedition was initiated at a polyclinic in this Viloya (prefecture), heavily influenced by the coronovirus epidemic.

Vaccination should be accessible as a priority for medical staff, the elderly as well as patients with chronic illnesses before reaching security and civil security personnel, the education sector, imams, officials and journalists from Sunday.

Some 8,000 health centers across the country are crowded.

The first dose of Sputnik V vaccine arrived in Algeria on Friday. The number of doses delivered was not specified.

In late December, Algiers announced that it had ordered 500,000 doses of the vaccine from its Russian affiliate.

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The largest Maghreb country (44 million inhabitants) will also receive the first dose of the British vaccine AstraZeneca / Oxford on Sunday, according to government spokesman and communications minister, Ammar Belhimer.

According to the agency, Algeria will receive another batch of Kovid-19 vaccines, along with China and India.

According to the latest official report, Kovid-19’s pollution numbers officially face about 107,000 cases in Algeria, including around 2,900 deaths.

According to an official statement, the government on Saturday decided to extend the “partial house arrest” for 15 days from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm in 19 of the country’s 48 provinces. So far, 29 provinces have been subject to this curfew.

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