Algeria confirms two more coronavirus cases


Algeria has confirmed two new cases of coronavirus infections, in a 53-year-old woman and her 24-year-old daughter.

The Algerian health ministry said both patients have been placed in isolation in Blida province south of the capital, Algiers.

The ministry said the pair had hosted a man and his daughter from France who tested positive for coronavirus after their return.

These cases bring the number of people infected with the virus in the North African country to three.

Algeria confirmed its first case of COVID-19 in an Italian national on Feb. 17. He was later flown home to Italy, which has almost 1,700 cases.

Meanwhile, the number of people killed globally by the coronavirus has exceeded 3,000. Worldwide, there have been almost 90,000 confirmed cases, with the numbers outside China growing faster than inside the Asian country.

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