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Algeria lifts COVID-19 curfew in 23 provinces – statement

A general view shows an empty street after a curfew was imposed from 7pm-7am to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Algiers

(Reuters) – Algeria on Monday lifted an overnight curfew that was imposed in parts of the country last month to help contain the spread of COVID-19 contagion, the prime minister’s office said in a statement.

The curfew, running from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., was in effect in 23 out of 58 provinces in the North African country.

Gatherings, weddings, and social events are still under a ban, the statement said.

(Reporting by Ahmad Elhamy and Omar Fahmy, writing by Nayera Abdallah; editing by Mark Heinrich)

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