//NEWS: As cases increase, Senegal reintroduces restrictive measures to counter COVID-19

NEWS: As cases increase, Senegal reintroduces restrictive measures to counter COVID-19

Senegal has reintroduced restrictive measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus, following a suggested upward thrust in cases.

The Senegalese Minister of the Interior Aly Ngouye Ndiaye told a press convention in Dakar that, on the grounds that the lifting of the state of emergency, the authorities had seen what he known as “a sure laxity” amongst contributors of the public in terms of masks and social distancing.

He said figures sincerely validated a very massive extend in recorded cases during May, from 757 to 2,737.

He  said the measures would take “immediate effect” and protected “a ban on gatherings at beaches, sports activities grounds, public areas and theatres” as nicely as “prohibition of all demonstrations on the public highway, specially in the Dakar region.”

Mr Ndiaye continued:

“Mandatory carrying of the masks in the offerings of the administration and the personal sector, in shops, in transport (must be observed).”

He additionally referred to as for “scrupulous recognize of the orders of the Minister of Transport regarding the quantity of accredited spaces in public transport.

“Any violation of these provisions exposes the perpetrator to penal sanctions, which may additionally vary from a nice to imprisonment, in accordance with the provisions of the Code of Contraventions.”

Mr Ndiaye stated he hoped the police would strictly put into effect these measures.

Since the starting of March, Senegal has declared a complete of 10,887 instances of coronavirus, consisting of 225 fatalities.

The country lifted the curfew and kingdom of emergency at the give up of June and worldwide flights resumed on July 15, in spite of the amplify in the variety of cases. Land borders still remain closed.

(AFP)