Algiers — The minister of Well being, Inhabitants and Hospital Reform, Abderrahmane Benbouzid, mentioned Thursday in Boufarik (Blida), that the scientific committee has given directions permitting Algerian nationals and foreigners to enter the nation as a part of the very strict measures to guard residents towards the Covid 19, and primarily the brand new variants.
“We’ve got carried out a examine and given directions, consistent with the rules of the Scientific Committee, with a view to authorizing the entry of Algerians and foreigners into the nationwide territory within the close to future, however with strict measures,” the minister mentioned on the sidelines of a go to to the Division of Infectious Illnesses in Boufarik Hospital.
Covid-19 “damaging topics might be allowed to enter the nation and might be knowledgeable of suggestions and directions to observe whereas constructive topics must self-isolate for 10 days, including that the prices for the examination upon arrival and the lock-up might be borne by the individual involved.
Vacationers from international locations the place variants are widespread “might be subjected to additional examination,” understanding that the signs don’t seem systematically at first of the contamination.
Whereas admitting that the reopening of borders shouldn’t be among the many prerogatives of its division, the minister of Well being confused that Algeria has financial and commerce relations with some international locations and there are foreigners who come beneath this framework, and due to this fact, the measures taken are to guard our residents towards the brand new variants.