Septembre 22 – 27, 2020 | Press Review Algeria

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September 27, 2020: Pandemic Update, first post-pandemic auto show in China

Crowds packed into the Beijing Auto Show on Saturday – the only international event in the sector this year – as carmakers look to attract customers again despite the coronavirus crisis.

Nearly one million dead

The pandemic of the new coronavirus has claimed at least 993,438 lives worldwide since the WHO office in China reported the outbreak of the disease in late December, according to a report by AFP from official sources Saturday at 11:00 GMT. More than 32.6 million cases of infection have been officially diagnosed since the beginning of the epidemic, of which at least 22.3 million are now considered cured.

The United States is the most affected country both in terms of number of deaths and cases, with 204,486 deaths. Next come Brazil with 141,406 deaths, India with 93,379 deaths, Mexico with 75,844 deaths and the United Kingdom with 41,936 deaths. On Saturday, Peru exceeded the 800,000 confirmed cases, with 32,142 deaths.

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27 September, 2020: Contaminations continue to fall

Algeria has recorded 153 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, a very slight decrease compared to yesterday Saturday where 160 new infections had been recorded, according to the balance sheet established this Sunday, September 27 by the Ministry of Health. By wilayas, it is Jijel which recorded the highest number of new infections (+27), ahead of Blida and Tizi-Ouzou, with 22 new cases each and Algiers with 20 new cases.
In total, 51067 people have officially contacted the new coronavirus Covid-19 since the beginning of the epidemic last February in Algeria. Begun at the end of August, the decline in new contaminations is therefore continuing slowly but surely, with an average of five to ten cases per day.

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September 25, 2020: A 11ᵉ vaccine enters the final phase of clinical trials.

The American company novax announced on Friday that its coronavirus vaccine (COVID-19) is entering the final phase of clinical trials. U.S. biotech company novax announced that it has begun the final phase of clinical trials of its coronavirus vaccine (COVID-19). The U.S. company said the trials, which began in the United Kingdom, include 10,000 participants, ranging in age from 18 to 84 years.

“Due to the current high level of sars-cov-2 transmission, and given that it will likely continue to be high in the U.K., we are optimistic that the trial will benefit from rapid recruitment and produce the short-term results of novax vaccine efficacy,” said research and development director gregory glenn in a statement.

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September 24, 2020: Algeria Calls for “New Modes of Education” in the Arab World

Algeria stressed yesterday, through the voice of the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Abdelbaki Benziane, on the need to adopt “new modes of education” in the Arab world, such as distance learning and double-shift teaching due to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).

In his speech by videoconference during the meeting of Arab Ministers of Higher Education and the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALESCO) on the theme “adoption of a document for the development of education in the Arab world”, the minister proposed the introduction of new trades to fit with the socio-economic development of our countries in the long term, such as artificial intelligence, the Internet and robotics, to improve the quality of education”. “The curricula must meet international standards, thanks to the training provided by the elite training schools,” he said.

In this context, Mr. Benziane insisted on the need to move towards a “school without a schoolbag”, adding that “digital clusters are challenges imposed by the development of Information Communication and Technology (ICT) to access, safely, knowledge societies”. The minister stressed the imperative “to improve the management of educational and research institutions to move from management based on the administrative approach to management based on the management approach” and “the opening of education in the Arab world to the global human dimension”.

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September 24, 2020 : Back to school, reopening of borders, vaccination against COVID-19

The Minister of Health, Professor Abderahmane Benbouzid, ruled out this Thursday the immediate reopening of Algeria’s borders which have been closed for more than six months, expressed reservations about a return to school by wilayas and talked about the vaccine against Covid. Keeping the borders closed: Prof. Benbouzid explains the reasons for this. Closed for more than six months, Algeria’s borders are unlikely to reopen any time soon, especially with countries like France, which are experiencing a new outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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September 23, 2020: Saudi Arabia authorizes the gradual resumption of the Umrah.

Saudi Arabia has authorized the gradual resumption of the Umrah from October 4 in order to “meet the wishes of Muslims at home and abroad,” the Saudi Interior Ministry said Tuesday in a statement.

The gradual resumption will take place in two stages. The first stage will be devoted to the faithful within the kingdom while the second will concern Muslims from abroad.

As a reminder, despite the suspension, the Hajj called the Great Pilgrimage has been authorized but only to the faithful residing in the kingdom. Indeed, only about ten thousand faithful were able to make it this year because of the constraints related to the pandemic.

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September 23, 2020: contaminations still declining in the September 23rd balance sheet

The epidemic of the new coronavirus covid-19 continues to decline in algeria, the committee monitoring the evolution of covid-19 recorded 186 new cases conaminated in the September 23, 2020 report.
since the appearance of the disease at the end of February in algeria, 50 400 confirmed cases have been counted globally by the algerian health authorities.

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September 22, 2020: Financial assistance to passenger transporters

The Prime Minister, Abdelaziz Djerad, has decided to extend the benefit of the financial aid of 30,000 dinars to the benefit of road transporters of persons, affected by the measures of restriction on transport between the wilayas as part of measures to prevent and fight against the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), reports this Tuesday, September 22, 2020 the official agency quoting a press release from the Prime Minister’s office.

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