Algerian president finishes virus treatment, undergoes tests

Algeria’s president has finished his treatment for COVID-19 in an undisclosed location in Germany is now undergoing medical tests, according to his office

The statement didn’t provide details about his condition or his location, or indicate when Tebboune might return to Algeria.

Prior to his hospitalization, several senior officials in the president’s entourage had developed COVID-19 symptoms, and Tebboune had been placed in what the government called “voluntary preventive confinement.”

Tebboune was elected in December to replace longtime leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who was pushed out of office by pro-democracy protesters backed by the powerful army chief.

Algeria has reported 2,139 virus-related deaths and more than 66,000 infections.