Algeria president transferred to German hospital

Algeria’s president has been transferred to Germany for medical checkups amid Covid scare. (Photo by RYAD KRAMDI / AFP)

Algerian President transferred to for medical treatment

Algeria's president was transferred from hospital in Algiers to Germany on Wednesday, officials said, days after the 74-year-old went into self-isolation following reports of suspected coronavirus cases among his aides.

"The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune was transferred... to Germany for in-depth medical examinations on the recommendation of medical staff," a statement from the presidency said.

The transfer comes a day after Tebboune was admitted into hospital in Algeria's capital.

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