Algerian President orders investigation into actions aimed at "destabilizing the country"

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Algerian President Abdel Majid Taboun ordered an investigation into what he described as actions aimed at destabilizing the country after a lack of liquidity in banks, huge fires in forests, power outages and water supplies for days.

Residents in the capital, Algiers, and other cities have suffered from blackouts and drinking water during the past days, and some banks have seen long lines of people seeking to withdraw funds to cover increased expenses during the holiday, causing health problems despite instructions to adhere to social spacing to limit the spread of a virus Sk.

The government is trying to contain social unrest amid financial pressures due to falling energy revenues, which are the main source of funding for the state budget.