Senegal | 2020.03.26
Senegal Declares State of Emergency to Curb COVID-19 Spread

Senegalese President Macky Sall declared a state of emergency to curb the spread of COVID-19. Said state of emergency started on 24 March 2020, accompanied by a curfew from 8:00pm to 6:00am. The military and police have been ordered to enforce the measures and were granted the power to:

  • Limit or prohibit the movement of persons, vehicles or goods;
  • Prohibit all parades and demonstrations on public roads;
  • Order the temporary closure of public places and meeting places; and
  • Prohibit public or private meetings which are likely to cause disorder.

The announcement was made in an address to the nation in which Macky Sall acknowledged that the country was struggling to contain the spread of the virus. Macky Sall's full speech can be found at this link.

Senegal has 105 confirmed cases of Covid-19 as of 26 March 2020, including nine people who have recovered.

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