ALGIERS — Algeria's president has been admitted to a specialised treatment unit in an military medical institution

His workplace stated on Tuesday, days earlier than a important referendum on modifications he has driven to the constitution.


The declaration from the presidency carried on Algerian kingdom media did no longer specify if Abdelmadjid Tebboune had examined positive for the coronavirus, however stated his condition was strong and did now not warrant any challenge and that he become nevertheless running.


Tebboune, 75, said on Saturday he become self setting apart after several senior aides tested effective for the coronavirus. "I guarantee you, my brothers and sisters, that i am well and healthful and i keep my paintings," he became quoted as announcing then.




If his contamination is showed as Covid-19, he would be amongst a small group of worldwide leaders to have fallen ill from the sickness consisting of U.S. President Donald Trump, British prime Minister Boris Johnson and Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro.

Tebboune's hospitalization comes at a crucial second in his efforts to turn a web page on ultimate year's big street protests that compelled his predecessor Abdelaziz Bouteflika from electricity after 20 years.


Elected in December, Tebboune has pushed for a new charter that limits presidential phrases and gives more powers to the parliament and judiciary. It is going to be positioned to a referendum on Sunday.


The global pandemic struck Algeria's financial system because it faced long-term challenges posed through the decline of the oil and fuel sales that finance its traditionally lavish nation spending.


Up to now, Algeria has officially confirmed extra than fifty five,000 instances of the coronavirus with almost 2,000 deaths.

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