Algeria has closed its mosques amid fears of coronavirus spreading, reported Reuters on Tuesday.
The announcement was made by the religious authorities and comes after the country reported a death from coronavirus in the Bilda province, southwest of the capital Algiers.
The country reported its first case of coronavirus, known technically as COVID-19, on February 25. The man had arrived from Italy, which has been one of the centers of the outbreak globally.
The number has since risen to 60, with 12 recovered.