Senegal announces new curfew times

Jun 5, 2020, 10:44 AM

Senegalese minister of the Interior, Aly Ngouille Ndiaye, yesterday announced that the curfew which was first scheduled between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. will now be between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. effective Thursday 4 June 2020.

Gathering of people is now allowed, casinos, restaurants and gyms have now opened. Masks are compulsory or defaulters will be punished.

Since Wednesday, riots erupted in different parts of the country which resulted 200 youths being arrested as they were burning tyres, government offices. However, the situation is now calm.

Minister Ndiaye announced government package for the transporters who were in two days strikes complaining for three months that they could not feed their families. They will receive D529.5 million plus musicians and artists who will receive the same amount of D529.5 million

The tourism sector will receive 6 billion dalasi, 169 million dalasis.

As from yesterday all commercial vehicles will move throughout the country.

During the state of emergency, which was first declared in March, transporters were confined in their regions.

The Ministry of Health also reported 89 new cases of covid-19, which brings the total infection to 4,021, 2,162 recovered, 45 deaths, 1,813 under treatment and 16 in serious condition.

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