9:48 - January 22, 2022
News ID: 3477470
TEHRAN (IQNA) – Quranic classes and courses have been suspended for 10 days in Algeria to help confront the COVID-19 pandemic in the African country.


Algerian Ministry of Religious Affairs and Endowments announced in a statement the 10-day suspension of all Quranic schools across the country, Echoroukonline reported.

Following the suspension of Algerian educational centers to confront the pandemic, the Endowments Ministry has also put the same order in place, noted the statement.

This comes following decisions of senior Algerian authorities as the suspension started on Jan. 20.

Schools in Algeria were closed on Thursday following a decision to shut down education across the country for 10 days. The country is battling infections from both the delta variant and the fast-spreading omicron variant.

"The situation is alarming given the fact that the numbers are increasing exponentially and this is causing crowding at health facilities, particularly in hospitals and in intensive care units", Nabil Meliani, a senior doctor said.

On Wednesday, health officials reported a daily record of 1,359 omicron cases and 12 deaths. On the same day, an emergency meeting gathered the President, the Council of Ministers, members of the COVID-19 scientific committee and the country's security officials, according to AfricaNews.



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