Algeria's president has ordered the gradual reopening of mosques for the first time since March.
President Abdelmadjid Tebboune ordered the government to work out a reopening plan for mosques and beaches, according to a statement read on state television.
It will start with large mosques in big cities, where masks and social distancing measures will be required.
Algeria reported 507 new infections Monday, for a total of 31,000 cases, The Associated Press reported.
Algeria has reported the third-highest number of virus deaths in Africa since the pandemic began, according to a count by Johns Hopkins University, with 1,239 confirmed as of Monday.