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Senegal, I.Coast declare states of emergency over virus

By AFP

Added 24th March 2020 05:59 AM

Senegal will impose a dusk-to-dawn curfew, while Ivory Coast said it would introduce gradual confinement measures.

Senegal, I.Coast declare states of emergency over virus

Visitors to a state hospital in Lagos collect facemasks and gloves and have their hands sanitised Visitors to a state hospital in Lagos collect facemasks and gloves and have their hands sanitised (AFP Photo)

Senegal will impose a dusk-to-dawn curfew, while Ivory Coast said it would introduce gradual confinement measures.

The West African states of Senegal and Ivory Coast on Monday each declared a state of emergency in the face of the new coronavirus pandemic. 

Senegal will impose a dusk-to-dawn curfew, while Ivory Coast said it would introduce gradual confinement measures. "The speed of the progress of the disease requires us to raise the level of the response," Senegalese President Macky Sall said in a televised address to the nation.

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