African Journal of
Microbiology Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Microbiol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0808
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 5177

Short Communication

The early stage of COVID-19 in Algeria: What happened?

Zatla Ilyes
  • Zatla Ilyes
  • Laboratory of Microbiology Applied to the Food industry, Biomedical and the Environment, Department of Biology, Faculty of Natural and Life Sciences, Earth and Universe Sciences, University of Tlemcen, Algeria.
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Boublenza Lamia
  • Boublenza Lamia
  • Laboratory of Microbiology Applied to the Food industry, Biomedical and the Environment, Department of Biology, Faculty of Natural and Life Sciences, Earth and Universe Sciences, University of Tlemcen, Algeria.
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  •  Received: 13 July 2022
  •  Accepted: 15 September 2022
  •  Published: 30 September 2022

Abstract

The novel human Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which caused the COVID-19 pandemic, has turned our world upside down, affecting both our physical and mental health, as well as our socioeconomic and political standing. Algeria, like any other country, has not escaped this pathogen outbreak. With many situations and a plethora of national strategies used to combat the health care crisis, it is easy to lose track of what occurred, making it necessary to review and present an insight on the chronological events and management strategies used during the early stage of the COVID-19 outbreak in Algeria in order to help prioritize future control efforts.

 

Key words: SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19, pandemic, strategies, Algeria.