Algeria closes its mosques amid coronavirus fears

Algeria closes its mosques amid coronavirus fears

Algeria has closed its mosques amid fears of coronavirus spreading, reported Reuters on Tuesday.

The announcement was made by the religious authorities and comes after the country reported a death from coronavirus in the Bilda province, southwest of the capital Algiers.

The country reported its first case of coronavirus, known technically as COVID-19, on February 25. The man had arrived from Italy, which has been one of the centers of the outbreak globally.

The number has since risen to 60, with 12 recovered.

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