Algeria to suspend all flights to and from France over coronavirus

An Air Algerie Boeing 737-8b6 plane is seen on the tarmac at the Lyon-Saint-Exupery airport in Colombier-Saugnieu near Lyon, France, March 14, 2019. (Reuters)

Algeria’s state carrier Air Algerie will suspend all flights to and from France starting March 17 due to the coronavirus outbreak, state television reported on Sunday.

But Air Algerie will arrange emergency flights to bring back dozens of Algerian travelers and those based in France, it said.

On Thursday, Algeria has registered its first death from the novel coronavirus, the health ministry announced.

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