Senegal: Government Eases COVID-19 Restrictions, A Day After Recording Highest Number Of Cases

Senegalese President Macky Sall says the Government of the West African country will begin reopening mosques and churches Tuesday and ease other restrictions imposed to contain the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

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Sall announced the easing of the restrictions on Monday after Senegal registered a more than 30 per cent jump in cases from the previous day, the largest one day increase in cases.

President Sall said along with relaxing the state of emergency measures on Tuesday, curfew hours will be from 9 pm to 5 am, instead of 8 pm to 6 am.

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He said markets and other businesses previously restricted to an opening on certain days will be now open six days and closed one day for cleaning. 

So far, Senegal has reported 1,886 coronavirus cases and 19 deaths. 

Source: VOA News

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