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Number of coronavirus cases in Albania reaches 174 - report

Number of coronavirus cases in Albania reaches 174 - report Source:

TIRANA (Albania), March 26 (SeeNews) - Albania has confirmed 28 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number in the country to 174, Eugena Tomini, head of the country's epidemiologic intelligence service, said on Thursday, as quoted by local media. 

The novel coronavirus disease Covid-19 has claimed six lives so far, Albanian Daily News reported. 

Albania’s government earlier this week declared a state of emergency in response to the spread of the coronavirus disease in the country. 

According to the decision - in force from March 24 for up to 30 days - the rights of movement, gatherings and work guaranteed by the constitution will be limited to an extent considered necessary for achieving the protection of people's health.

Earlier, the government had imposed a country-wide curfew from 1.00 pm to 5.00 am in an effort to limit the spread of the disease.