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Algeria takes further measures to ease coronavirus restrictions

ALGIERS, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Algeria will take further steps to ease the coronavirus lockdown including reopening schools and universities after a fall in the number of daily infections, the government said on Sunday.

Under the new measures, schools and universities will reopen on Oct. 21 and Nov. 22 respectively, the government said in a statement after a cabinet meeting.

The North African country has eased restrictions relating to the novel coronavirus, including resuming public transportation as well as reopening some businesses, mosques and leisure venues.

It has so far reported 52,136 cases and 1,760 deaths. (Reporting by Hamid Ould Ahmed; Editing by Daniel Wallis)

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