Laboratory technicians get ready during a coronavirus analysis simulation at the Malbran institute in Buenos Aires, Argentina February 29, 2020. Picture taken February 29, 2020. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian
ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria has registered its first coronavirus death, state radio reported on Thursday.
It did not report any increase in the 20 cases confirmed there so far, mostly in the town of Blida.
Algeria said this week it would ban economic, social and political gatherings, though it is not clear if this will include weekly mass protests that have convulsed the capital for a year.