Posted on Mon 23 Nov 2020, 11:12 PM

Algeria’s frontline health workers have lost 120 colleagues to the novel coronavirus pandemic among more than 9,000 who have caught the disease, the health ministry said Monday.

“So far a total of 120 health staff have died and 9,146 others have been infected by the virus” in the North African country, said the spokesman of the government’s coronavirus scientists’ panel Djamel Fourar.

Posted on Mon 23 Nov 2020, 05:10 PM

Pope Francis says he can relate directly to COVID-19 sufferers given his own near-fatal brush with death from a respiratory disease decades ago.

Francis was hospitalised in his native Argentina in August 1957, when he came down with a lung infection.
He was in his second year of seminary, aged 20.

“For months I did not know who I was, if I was going to live or die. Not even doctors knew whether I would make it,” the 83-year-old pope recalled in a forthcoming book.

“One day I asked my mother, hugging her, to tell me if I was going to die.

Posted on Mon 23 Nov 2020, 06:10 AM

The Tunisian Ministry of Health said on Saturday that 1,206 new cases of coronavirus were identified out of 4,028 tests carried out on November 20, bringing the total number of infections since the beginning of the epidemic to 87,471.

According to local media, Tunisia has therefore overtaken China where the number of people infected with the coronavirus stands at 86,414.

On the other hand, 68 deaths were recorded the same day, bringing the total to 2,752 deaths since March 2, 2020.

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