Algerian president has COVID-19 but improving

Algerian president has COVID-19 but improving

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has tested positive for COVID-19, but his condition is gradually improving as he receives treatment in a German hospital, the presidency said on Tuesday.

Algerian authorities had previously said Tebboune went to Germany for medical checks

when he flew there last week, after saying people in his administration had the coronavirus.

Tebboune, 75 and a smoker, elected less than a year ago as Algeria faced its biggest political crisis

in decades with a mass protest movement demanding the entire ruling class to be replaced.

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Backed by the powerful military, he pushed for changes to the constitution as part of a strategy to turn the page on the unrest.

But though they approved in a referendum on Sunday, voter turnout of 23.7% was very low.

His absence through illness could slow Algeria’s efforts to meanwhile pass economic reforms

aimed at reducing the reliance on dwindling energy revenues.

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