Published January 29, 2023 | Version v1
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The COVID-19 outbreak inception in Algeria: What Happened?


Introduction: The novel human Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which caused the COVID-19 pandemic, has turned our world upside down, affecting both our physical and mental health, as well as our socioeconomic and political standing. Algeria, like any other country, has not escaped this pathogen outbreak. With many situations and a plethora of national strategies used to combat the healthcare crisis, it is easy to lose track of what occurred, making it necessary to review and present an insight into the chronological events and management strategies used during the early stage of the COVID-19 outbreak in Algeria. Methods: A deep web search was realized on the available free academic sites like Google scholar, Pub Med, and Web of Science, then a profound analysis was performed to obtain all necessary ideas and information. Results: The first case of COVID-19 in Algeria was reported on February 25th, 2020, and the most affected were the large Algerian cities with a high population density. Quarantine had both positive and negative sides to the country with many impacts on people's lives. Conclusion: Algeria like any other country hasn’t escaped the health crisis unfortunate events nor its surrounding rumors, which makes providing and supplying information always helpful to stay up to date with what is happening in our lives and in order to help prioritize future control efforts for our country.


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