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Algeria Lifts COVID-19 Curfew in 23 Provinces

Algeria Lifts COVID-19 Curfew in 23 Provinces

Monday, 18 October, 2021 - 17:30
A woman feeds pigeons in an empty square usually bustling with pedestrians amid the coronavirus outbreak in Algiers, Algeria. (AP)

Algeria on Monday lifted an overnight curfew that was imposed in parts of the country last month to help contain the spread of COVID-19 contagion, the prime minister's office said in a statement.

The curfew, running from 11 pm to 5 am, was in effect in 23 out of 58 provinces in the North African country.

Gatherings, weddings, and social events are still under a ban, the statement said.

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