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Senegal extends state of emergency to 2 May

Apr 8, 2020, 2:42 PM

The Senegalese minister of Health, Abdoulaye Diouf Sarr yesterday announced four positive new cases of covid-19, bringing the total number to 226.

At least 92 have recovered with two deaths and 131 treated.

The Senegalese authorities have extended the state of emergency by one month – 2 May 2020, but schools reopen on 4 May.

There are 9,310 positive cases of covid-19 in Africa and 444 deaths.

The world registered 1,292,538 positive cases, with 70,797 deaths.

Senegalese President Macky Sall also addressed the nation on Friday 3 April 2020; the eve of the country’s 60th independence anniversary, outlining some economic measures regarding the fight against covid-19 pandemic.

The celebration was held low key at state house, lasting just 15 minutes in observance of guard of honour to raise the flag.
President Sall put economic and social resilience programmes in place to strengthen the health system, help businesses and the diaspora.
He disclosed that 64.4 billion CFA will be injected into the health sector, while 15.5 billion will be used for the payment of electricity bills and 3 billion for water bills. These funds are meant for families in need.
He also underlined a staggering 59 billion for the purchase of food for poor families. Another 12.5 billion CFA will be used to help the diaspora.
The 302 billion is meant for suppliers (eco sector) of the state, while100 billion is designed for hotels,

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