Senegal a West African country bordered by Gambia, Mali, Mauritius has today publicly revealed that a night-time no movement restriction on two areas in the country with Dakar the country’s capital inclusive due to another surge in the covid-19 cases there.
Macky Sall, the Senegalese President made this public through a Tv press release on Tuesday, 5th January, 2021 and that the curfew takes effect from 9pm in the night till 5am in the morning.
President Macky Salls also explained that the country’s capital Dakar and Thies might be included.
The announcement / curfew took effect today Wednesday 6th January, 2021 the president said.
Also, Adoulaye Diof sarr the Senegalese Minister of Health further told the public that 2 areas with a dense population for people is the area with 90% of the total covi-19 cases in the West African country.
He also explained that this was reason why the country health officials and othr members of the country connected to the ministry resorted to instituting the curfew so as to curb the spread of the virus.
At present, the West African country Senegal has 19,803 active covid-19 cases of coronavirus dating back to March, with the total number of deaths recorde so far being 424 persons in keeping with the country’s covid-19 report yesterday Tuesday 5th January, 2021.
Initially the covid-19 cases recorded by the country for months was marginal but after the second covid-19 surge by mid-November last year, the figures increased and has kept on increasing rapidly.
The Federal government of Senegal dissuaded the masses against any no-chalant attitude towards the covid-19 virus always displayed by anti-covid-19.
Guidelines and protocols against covid-19 virus in the country includes regular hand washing every 20 minutes, wearing of nose mask or face shield in public areas such as in a bus etc and also any large crowd gathering have been banned in the country with visits to beaches inclusive.