A family of 16 people infected with the Coronavirus in Algeria

Health workers in protective overalls treat patients infected with corona virus in El-Kettar hospital in Algiers. Photo: AFP.
Health workers in protective overalls treat patients infected with corona virus in El-Kettar hospital in Algiers. Photo: AFP.

Covid-19 infection continues to be complicated in many parts of the world, including Africa. Algeria recorded 17 cases of which 16 cases came from 1 family.

According to the Guardian, within a day, the number of corona virus infections in Algeria has nearly doubled, from 9 to 17. The country’s Ministry of Health said 16 of them came from a family in the province of Blida. , about 30 km south of the capital Algiers

The family last month hosted a man and daughter – people from France. Father and son were positive for corona virus after returning to France.

Upon being informed of this, Algerian authorities began investigating and searching for people who had contact with the father and son during their trip in Algeria.

The government has also strengthened health workers at hospitals, mainly in Blida province and nearby towns, to cope with increased cases.

“The additional mobilization of health workers is taking place at the highest level,” the country’s Ministry of Health said.

The remaining case of infection in Algeria was an Italian man.

With 17 cases of Covid-19, Algeria became the most infected country in Africa. Morroco and Tunisia – two neighboring countries of Algeria – each country recorded a virus infection. One is also the number of patients infected with corona virus in Senegal and Nigeria.

All of these cases originate in France or Italy. In Nigeria, the only occurrence in Lagos, is an Italian man from Milan.

Nigeria is considered by many experts to be at risk of becoming an outbreak of Covid-19, due to its weak health system and high population density.

Egypt recorded 2 infections.

Source: https://behecare.com/

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