Algeria president makes first appearance since hospitalisation

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Sunday made his first appearance since he was flown to a hospital in Germany 47 days ago after testing positive for the novel coronavirus, saying he is recovering and will be back home soon. Tebboune, 75, who appeared in a video on Twitter and a broadcast on state television, said he is expected to make a complete recovery within three weeks at the latest. 'I'm recovering...I will recover my physical capacities in a week, two weeks or three weeks,' he said.

Reuters December 14, 2020 00:11:09 IST
Algeria president makes first appearance since hospitalisation

Algeria president makes first appearance since hospitalisation

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Sunday made his first appearance since he was flown to a hospital in Germany 47 days ago after testing positive for the novel coronavirus, saying he is recovering and will be back home soon.

Tebboune, 75, who appeared in a video on Twitter and a broadcast on state television, said he is expected to make a complete recovery within three weeks at the latest.

"I'm recovering...I will recover my physical capacities in a week, two weeks or three weeks," he said. "We will soon be in the country to continue building a new Algeria".

(Reporting by Hamid Ould Ahmed; editing by Barbara Lewis)

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