Algeria says President Tebboune's treatment nearing completion

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune is about to complete medical treatment and his condition is improving, his office said on Sunday, 13 days after he was flown to hospital in Germany. Authorities last week said Tebboune, 75, had tested positive for COVID-19.

Reuters November 09, 2020 00:12:22 IST
Algeria says President Tebboune's treatment nearing completion

Algeria says President Tebbounes treatment nearing completion

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune is about to complete medical treatment and his condition is improving, his office said on Sunday, 13 days after he was flown to hospital in Germany.

Authorities last week said Tebboune, 75, had tested positive for COVID-19 . He had stayed at a military hospital in Algiers before being transferred to Germany.

Elected last December, Tebboune has pushed for changes to the constitution as part of attempts to turn the page on mass protests that forced his predecessor to resign in April 2019.

The constitution was backed in a referendum last weekend with 66.8% of votes but with only a 23.7% voter turnout.

He has also announced plans to carry out economic reforms aimed at reducing reliance on oil and gas in the OPEC member North African country.

(Reporting by Hamid Ould Ahmed; Editing by Mark Heinrich and Nick Macfie)

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