President Abdelmadjid Tebboune

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Wednesday was transferred to Germany for a “thorough medical examination,” the presidency said, a day after he was admitted to a military hospital in the capital Algiers.

The presidency said that the travel came on recommendation from his medical staff, but did not give details on his health condition or which hospital in Germany he would be admitted.

On Saturday, Tebboune went into “voluntary quarantine” after several of his aides showed symptoms of the novel coronavirus.

The presidency said on Tuesday that Tebboune was moved to a specialized unit at a military hospital in the capital Algiers and that he was in a “stable condition,” without stating if he tested positive for the coronavirus.

Tebboune, 74, was elected president last December, eight months after long-time ruler Abdelaziz Bouteflika was forced to resign, under pressure following street protests and from the powerful army.

Algeria has reported so far over 56,000 cases of the coronavirus and more than 1,900 related deaths.

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