Global Health & Medicine 2021;3(6):413-414.

Algeria's preparedness for Omicron variant and for the fourth wave of COVID-19

Aouissi HA


The world has been confronting a health crisis for two years because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The context of the crisis has the form of the first wave and subsequent waves that varied depending on the country. Undoubtedly, Algeria is one of the countries that have suffered severely from this pandemic. The recent wave has been marked with the huge number of casualties given the poor preparation. The country's preparation issue will be more complicated. In other words, in the context of an expected 4th wave that is characterized with the appearance of the new Omicron variant B.1.1.529. Thus, this news will consider the situation comprehensively and will provide recommendations to minimize the potential damage that will result from the fourth wave, and to attempt to limit the spread of the virus. The updated measures aim at rising the opportunities of improving the health situation in the country in the near future.

KEYWORDS: COVID-19, pandemic, Algeria, Omicron, global health

DOI: 10.35772/ghm.2021.01117

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