Algeria imposes curfew in capital

A view of an empty bus station during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Algiers, Algeria March 22, 2020. (Reuters)
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Updated 23 March 2020

Algeria imposes curfew in capital

  • Algeria will impose a curfew to combat the coronavirus in the capital Algiers from 7pm-7am and a full lockdown in the town of Blida
  • Residents of Blida will be able to receive food and other staples by delivery

TUNIS: Algeria will impose a curfew to combat the coronavirus in the capital Algiers from 7pm-7am and a full lockdown in the town of Blida, center of the worst outbreak in the country, with both measures starting on Tuesday and lasting for 10 days.
The measures, to be enforced by the army, were announced in a statement by the presidency on Monday and residents of Blida will be able to receive food and other staples by delivery, it said.


Turkey replaces transport minister — Official Gazette

Updated 28 March 2020

Turkey replaces transport minister — Official Gazette

ANKARA: Turkish Transport Minister Mehmet Cahit Turhan has been removed from his post by President Tayyip Erdogan, according to a decree published on the Official Gazette early on Saturday.
Adil Karaismailoglu has been appointed as the new minister, the decree said. It did not provide a reason for the change or any further details. A spokesman for the ministry confirmed the move, but did not provide details.
Turhan, a former head of Turkey’s Railroads Directorate and chief adviser to the president, was appointed minister by Erdogan on in July 2018.
Karaismailoglu was appointed deputy transport minister last year.