Algeria will produce 100,000 surgical masks and 2,500 protective suits with the cooperation of Turkey’s state-run aid agency to further its fight against the coronavirus pandemic, it was announced on Thursday.

In a statement, the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) said the PPE will be manufactured in Algeria’s Vocational Education and Training Ministry workshops.

The products, which will be made from fabric and other material provided by TIKA, will primarily be distributed among public sector employees.

The North African country has started easing lockdown restrictions, which were imposed to slow the spread of the virus.

It has so far registered 10,484 virus cases, including 732 deaths and 7,074 recoveries, according to the latest data by Johns Hopkins University.

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