As part of the efforts to combat the Covid-19 health crisis, the Prime Minister of Algeria, Mr. Abdelaziz Djerad, accompanied by the Minister of Health, Population and Hospital Reform, Mr. Abderrahmane Benbouzid, supervised the receipt of a first order of protection means against this virus on Sunday April 4, 2020 from the city of Shanghai in China. This order consists of 8.5 million 3-ply type surgical masks and 100,000 FFP2 type filter masks.
On this occasion, the Prime Minister commended the efforts of the National People’s Army (ANP) which mobilized for the transportation of this cargo as well as all the medical, paramedical and all hospital agents for the taking in charge of patients with Covid-19.
It should also be noted that a new order has been placed for the acquisition of 100 million surgical masks and 30,000 screening kits.
Source: Prime Minister’s Portal, Activities, “The Prime Minister supervises the reception of the first order of means of protection against Covid-19”, April 5, 2020: http://www.premier-ministre.gov.dz/en /premier-ministre/activites/com-05-04-2020-fr.html