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14 people died in a cargo truck and a bus collision in Algeria

Fourteen people were killed, after a cargo truck and a passenger bus collided in the city of Constantine, northeastern Algeria, according to "Russia Today".

The media center of the Algerian Gendarmerie stated that 13 people were injured in the accident, which occurred in the town of Beni Hamidan, on National Road No. 27, which links the cities of Constantine and Mila.

It is reported that, Abdelaziz Djerad, the Algerian Prime Minister (Prime Minister), decided to extend the curfew measures imposed in 14 states, including Algiers, from midnight until 4 am, for a period of 21 days, starting from tomorrow, due to the crisis of the spread of the Corona virus.


A statement by the presidency of the Algerian government stated that the states concerned with the ban are Algiers, Laghouat, Batna, Bejaia, Blida, Tebessa, Tiziosu, Setif, Sidi Bel Abbes, Constantine, Msila, Ouargla, Oran and Boumerdes.


The statement clarified that the governors can, after the approval of the competent authorities, take all measures required by the health status of each state, especially approving, amending or setting the timings of a partial or total quarantine targeting a municipality, place, neighborhood or more, witnessing hotbeds of infection.


The Algerian government renewed its calls on citizens to maintain the utmost vigilance and to continue to strictly adhere to the recommended preventive measures to confront the Corona virus.