Algerian authorities have announced the tightening of health measures at border crossings to avoid the spread of bedbugs, which have recently invaded French cities.
In a statement on Thursday, the Algerian health ministry announced the “application of international health regulations in anticipation of the spread of any epidemiological development.”
The ministry, in coordination with various authorities, activated “the health vigilance system to prevent bedbug infiltration.”
According to the ministry, the procedures include “health monitoring and disinfecting of aircraft, ships, and means of land transportation in the event of a threat noticed by employees of border health control centres.”
Algerian Health Minister Abdelhak Saihi denied on Tuesday the detection of bedbugs in the North African country.
Bedbugs have invaded French cities, raising concern among Algerians about the possibility of the insects’ transmission to their country, given the heavy traffic between the two countries.
Source : Africa News