Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune is still being hospitalised in Germany where he is currently being treated for Covid-19, according to reports by the Asharq Al-Awsat.
Earlier in the month, a report from The Africa Report stated that Algerians had begun to question if Tebboune was fit to resume duty after rumours of his deteriorating health surfaced.
According to the magazine, the Algerian President was hospitalised in Germany on October 28 and was pushing forward with the rest of his recovery process after being discharged from University Hospital Cologne, where he was receiving further treatment for the novel coronavirus.
One of the president’s sons has been beside him ever since he was airlifted to this highly regarded hospital in the Rhineland.
The Middle East Monitor reports that different stories have been making the rounds, pertaining to the Algerian President’s health. Some said the reason he is spending such a long time in recovery may probably be because he endured multiple surgical procedures.
On Saturday, Asharq Al-Awsat reported that the Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune received a phone call from his French counterpart President Emmanuel Macron.
This is said to be the first telephone conversation between the two heads of state since Tebboune was admitted to hospital.
It may be recalled that the French President Emmanuel Macron himself also tested positive for COVID-19 on December 17th.
Both presidents inquired about each other’s health and wished each other a speedy recovery. The two presidents also addressed issues of bilateral ties between their countries in addition to regional matters.
President Emmanuel Macron is currently self-isolating in Versailles, where he is being treated as he is suffering a fever, cough, and fatigue.
In recent updates, Algeria has reported 98,249 coronavirus cases, of which 65,862 of them have recovered and 2,728 have died.