Algeria reports 527 new coronavirus cases, highest daily record Jul 15, 2020 0 51 12345 DPAAlgiersAlgeria has recorded 527 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, health authorities said, the highest single-day increase in the North African country.In recent weeks, the number of infections in Algeria has been on an upward trend.Tuesday’s update brings the total number to 20,216 cases, including 1,028 deaths, according to Djamel Fourar, the spokesman for the committee monitoring the pandemic.On Friday, the government put 29 provinces out of the country’s 48 under lockdown for one week. A night-time curfew is in place in these provinces, including the capital Algiers.The increasing infections have put pressure on health-care facilities in the country, prompting President Abdelmadjid Tebboune last week to order increasing equipment and medical oxygen at hospitals across the country.Tebboune also authorized public and private laboratories to carry out blood tests related to Covid-19 to ease pressure on the governmental Pasteur Institute.Mosques are closed nationwide. Since March, international and domestic flights have been suspended and land borders closed. Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Third of Bangladesh underwater as monsoon drenches region Jul 15, 2020 0 416 Libya tensions rise after Egypt threat to intervene Jul 15, 2020 0 440 Russian, Turkish troops wounded in bomb attack in Syria’s Idlib Jul 15, 2020 0 500 House-to-house check on COVID-19 patients in Philippines DPA Manila Philippine police will go from house to house in search for COVID-19 patients who should be isolated in quarantine facilities to boost efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus, an official said .. Indian state of Bihar to go into lockdown: Deputy chief minister New Delhi The northern Indian state of Bihar, which has a population around 125 million people, will go into a 15-day coronavirus lockdown to combat coronavirus, its deputy chief minister said Tuesday. “Bihar .. Three Pakistani soldiers killed in militant attack Islamabad Militants on Tuesday opened fire on Pakistani security forces, killing three soldiers and wounding eight others in the country’s troubled southwest, the military said. The incident took place near Gichak .. Two men executed in Iran after bomb attack Tehran Two men have been executed in Iran after a bomb attack in the city of Mahabad in West Azerbaijan province in 2010, the local judicial agency said, according to the ISNA news agency. Both were hanged in the provincial .. Ethiopia partially restores internet after two-week shutdown AFP Addis Ababa Ethiopia on Tuesday partially restored internet connectivity two weeks after taking the entire country offline in response to protests and ethnic violence prompted by the murder of a pop singer. Wifi .. US forces pull out of five military bases in Afghanistan DPA Kabul American troops have withdrawn from five military bases in Afghanistan based on provisions of an agreement Washington signed with the Taliban late in February, both sides confirmed on Tuesday. The two sides .. Iran reports 179 new virus deaths Tehran Iran on Tuesday reported 179 new deaths from the novel coronavirus as authorities announced a decision to once more shutter some businesses in the capital to contain the virus’ resurgence. Health ministry ..