Scenes of traffic jams are expected to become rarer in downtown Kinshasa from Monday April 6. The capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo will be quarantined for two weeks because of the coronavirus, the city’s governor announced Thursday.
This measure mainly concerns the residential commune of La Gombe where the seat of government and several embassies are located.
During this partial containment, the “response” team at Covid-19 “will be organized to search for sick people, investigate contacts at risk and symptomatic cases throughout the city of Kinshasa for screening and treatment.
Last Thursday, the governor announced a first “total confinement” of Kinshasa for four days, before back tracking the next day for fear of soaring prices and insecurity.
According to the latest official assessment published Thursday evening, the DRC has 134 confirmed cases, 13 deaths and 3 recoveries.