March 17, 2020 / 7:19 PM / in 16 days

Algeria to ban street protests over coronavirus - president Tebboune

ALGIERS, March 17 (Reuters) - Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Tuesday ordered a ban on mass street protests demanding political reforms for more than a year, to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Algeria has so far reported five deaths and 60 confirmed cases of the virus. (Reporting by Hamid Ould Ahmed; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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