Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune ordered all state institutions Sunday to increase their level of vigilance to the maximum level in the fight against the novel coronavirus outbreak.

In a written statement, the presidency announced that Tebboune had given the instructions following a cabinet meeting, adding the institutions were told to ensure that “their actions are coordinated so that citizens are reassured.”

No information was given on whether this would mean a state of emergency or general quarantine.

The president also reportedly ordered the allocation $100 million for importing pharmaceutical products, personal protection equipment and chemical analysis equipment as part

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