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SENEGAL: The Covid-19 Curve Continues to Rise


Senegal is facing a second wave of uncontrollable Covid-19 contamination. Despite the various measures taken by the government to break the chain of contamination, the disease is constantly gaining ground. The results of virological examinations received this Saturday, February 6, 2021 by the Ministry of Health and Social Action (MSAS), confirm this progression of the disease. Of the 3,029 tests performed, 383 cases were positive.

The number of deaths due to the coronavirus is also increasing every day. On Friday, February 5, 9 people in resuscitation have finally lost their lives and 55 patients are in a critical situation. 

Dr Mamadou Ndiaye, the Director of Prevention of the Ministry of Health and Social Action presented the communiqué No 342 this Saturday, February 6. The positivity rate is 12.64% since 383 people caught the virus out of 3,029 tests performed. The number of deaths is now estimated at 675, which worries health authorities and the government.

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However, despite the virulent advance of Covid-19 in the country, the measures have not changed: the state of emergency with a curfew is maintained until February 21, the wearing of masks is mandatory in public places and the markets of the regions of Dakar must be systematically closed from 17h.


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