Senegal Asks Citizens To Avoid Travel For Eid Over Virus Risk

A laboratory technician holds a Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccines at the Bidafarma wholesale distribution cooperative in Santa Fe, on the outskirts of near Granada, on January 21, 2021. JORGE GUERRERO / AFP
File photograph: A laboratory technician holds a Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccines on the Bidafarma wholesale distribution cooperative in Santa Fe, on the outskirts of close to Granada, on January 21, 2021. JORGE GUERRERO / AFP

 

After each day document numbers of Covid-19 infections in latest days, Senegalese well being officers really useful Thursday that individuals chorus from touring for the Eid al-Adha Muslim competition set to happen subsequent week.

In social media posts, well being minister Abdoulaye Diouf Sarr really useful mask-wearing always and avoiding “movement and travel during the Tabaski festival”, as the vacation is understood in west and central Africa.

Families usually mark Tabaski by gathering for a sacrifice, and will journey lengthy distances in crowded vehicles and buses for the event.

Diouf Sarr additionally really useful working from residence each time potential and lowering employees elsewhere.

Infections have been rising throughout the continent, with Senegal itself recording a document 733 new infections on Wednesday, adopted by 674 on Thursday.

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But rising fear from Senegal’s medical neighborhood has not turned president Macky Sall from his course of avoiding strict measures, relying as a substitute on private duty.

A curfew and limits on gatherings had been lifted after riots broke out in March.

Since the beginning of the pandemic over 48,000 instances have been counted in Senegal with over 1,200 deaths.

The ministry additionally introduced the arrival of some 500,000 vaccine doses earlier than the top of the month, hoping to finish the present scarcity.

AFP

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Senegal Asks Citizens To Avoid Travel For Eid Over Virus Risk

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