Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Wednesday evening was transferred to Germany for “medical check-ups”, the presidency announced in a statement.
The 75-year-old president said on Saturday that he was self-isolating after several senior aides tested positive for coronavirus.
Tebboune was sent to Germany for “in-depth medical examinations on the recommendation of medical staff,” according to a televised statement from Tebboune’s office that did not specify what he is being treated for.
On Tuesday, Tebboune’s office said he had been admitted to a specialized treatment unit at an army hospital at the “advice of his doctors” and that there was “no reason to worry” as the president will continue his work from the hospital.
The nature of his condition has not been revealed, but there has been speculation that he’s been infected by coronavirus.
Algeria has seen a resurgence in novel coronavirus cases in recent weeks.
Over 57,000 cases have been recorded in the country of 44 million, including more than 1,940 deaths.