Algeria covid-19 (coronavirus) dashboard
Last updated: 3 January 2021 @ 10:00am
Following the announcement by President Abdelmadjid Tebboune that only the Ministry of Health may publish statistics on the number of cases of covid-19 in Algeria, we invite you to visit the Ministry’s dedicated website to view the latest figures.
Timeline of major events
- 02 January 2021 : Authorities announce the extension of lockdown measures and the lifting of ban on transport between wilayas
- 16 December 2020 : Authorities announce the extension of lockdown measures
- 30 November 2020 : Authorities announce the extension of lockdown measures and the lifting of the ban on domestic flights from 6th December onward
- 15 November 2020 : Authorities announce additional lockdown measures
- 08 November 2020 : Authorities announce a tightening of the curfew
- 29 October 2020 : Lockdown measures are extended to 15th November and nine additional wilayas are placed under lockdown
- 1 September 2020 : Crèches and libraries authorised to reopen
- 15 August 2020 : Mosques, beaches, parks and restaurants reopen
- 03 August 2020 : The government softens curfew measures and lifts a travel ban on 29 wilayas
- 09 July 2020 : Authorities introduce additional restrictions on movements between and within wilayas
- 07 July 2020 : Authorities introduce first regional lockdown measures
- 14 June 2020: Lockdown and curfew loosened for some wilayas. Some additional commercial activities, services and public transport re-authorised
- 07 June 2020: Some commercial activities and services re-authorised
- 11 May 2020: The Minister of Health states that lockdown measures will be ended once ‘the number of new cases has been reduced to less worrying levels and the number of deaths is close to zero’.
- 23 March 2020: Authorities announce additional containment measures following a meeting of the High Security Council
- 22 March 2020: The Minister of Health announces that Algeria has now entered phase 3 of the epidemic
- 19 March 2020: Authorities announce additional containment measures following a high-level meeting focussing on the covid-19 crisis
- 17 March 2020: President Tebboune addresses the nation and summarises the steps taken by the government to combat the spread of covid-19. President Tebboune announces a number of significant new measures in addition to maintaining some exisiting measures and extending others.
- 13 March 2020: The first case of covid-19 is confirmed in the capital city Algiers and in other areas of the country
- 12 March 2020: The first death of a patient diagnosed with covid-19 is confirmed in the wilaya of Blida
- 03 March 2020: Additional cases begin to emerge in Blida after those who came into contact with the confirmed case are traced
- 01 March 2020: An Algerian residing in France is diagnosed with covid-19 while visiting family in the wilaya of Blida, northern Algeria
- 25 February 2020: The first case of covid-19 is diagnosed in Algeria. The case involves an Italian national working at the Menzel Ledjmet-Est (MLE) gas field in Ouargla, southern Algeria. The patient is repatriated to Italy and living quarters at the gas field are placed on lock-down. No additional related cases are reported
- 03 February 2020: Algerian authorities repatriate 31 Algerians along with 17 Tunisians, Libyans and Mauritanians from Wuhan (China). The evacuees are placed in quarantine and are ultimately released after testing negative for the virus
Transport & travel
Air, sea and land transportation
- Algeria’s land borders are closed from 17th March 2020 until further notice
- All ferry services are suspended from 17th March 2020 until further notice. Cargo shipping will continue
- All international passenger flights are suspended from 17th March 2020 until further notice. Cargo flights will continue
Lockdown & curfew
In the wilayas of Adrar, Ain Defla, Béchar, Bordj Bou Arréridj, Chlef, Djelfa, El Bayadh, El Oued, Ghardaia, Illizi, Khenchela, Mila, Naâma, Ouargla Saïda, Skikda, Tamanrasset, Tiaret and Tindouf:
- No curfew
In the wilayas of Ain Temouchent, Algiers, Annaba Batna, Bejaia, Biskra, Blida, Bouira, Boumerdes, Constantine, El Tarf, Guelma, Jijel, Laghouat, Mascara, Médéa, Mostaganem, M’Sila, Oran, Oum El Bouaghi, Relizane, Sétif, Sidi Bel Abbes, Souk Ahras, Tebessa, Tipaza, Tissemsilt, Tizi Ouzou and Tlemcen:
- A curfew from 8pm to 5am
Closures and cancellations:
- Second-hand vehicle markets are closed across the country.
- In the 29 wilayas subject to curfew, the following activities and businesses are suspended:
– Gyms and sports facilities
– All areas for leisure activities, relaxation and recreation including beaches
– Youth centres
– Cultural centres
- In the 29 wilayas subject to curfew, certain businesses will be required to close from 7pm onward. The activities affected are as follows:
– Retailers of electronic appliances and white goods
– Retailers of household and decorative items
– Retailers of bedding and soft furnishings
– Retailers of sporting goods
– Retailers of games and toys
– Areas with a high density of shops
– Barbers and hairdressers
– Retailers of cakes, pastries and confectionery
- Cafes, restaurants and fast-food outlets will be limited to take-away sales only and will also be required to close from 7pm onward in the 29 wilayas subject to curfew.
- All reception halls, family parties and other events are closed until further notice
- A mandatory ‘safe distance’ of at least one metre between any two people must be respected in any establishment open to the public
- All marches and gatherings are prohibited throughout Algeria from 17th March 2020 until further notice
- All reception and wedding venues, hammams (Turkish baths), arcades and fairs are closed from 15th March
Other emergency measures
- It is compulsory to wear a face mask in all closed or open public spaces such as public administrations, markets, souks, cemeteries, shops, car parks (parking lots) and shared or private vehicles. Failure to wear a face mask will be penalised.
Tax and financial measures
- Flexible payment plans: Companies facing financial difficulties may request a payment plan to pay off their taxes. Similarly, those already on a tax payment plan may request additional flexibility in the event of cash flow difficulties.
- Suspension of retained earnings tax: The tax on retained earnings, which was introduced in the 2020 Budget Bill and was due to apply from fiscal years 2016 onwards, has been suspended.
- The Bank of Algeria has announced that banks and financial institutions can now postpone repayments of loan instalments or reschedule the debts of customers who have been impacted by the economic challenges resulting from covid-19. They may also grant additional loans to customers even if their existing loans have been deferred or rescheduled.
- Contract deadlines and penalties for late completion of projects have been suspended for all public-sector contracts with local authorities, public bodies and state authorities to protect companies who are currently unable to complete work or services by the original deadline.
- 3030 : Dedicated government covid-19 phone line
- The Algerian Ministry of Health‘s official covid-19 website [French & Arabic]
- The World Health Organisation covid-19 information page
- Read Itri Insight‘s statement on covid-19 in Algérie #UnitedByOurEfforts
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