Lockdown, state of emergency, health measures or simple recommendations… African governments are adopting a variety of strategies to deal with the Covid-19 epidemic. State of emergencyMany States have decreed a state of emergency, a mechanism that makes it possible to govern by decrees or simple administrative measures, and therefore deal quickly with any danger. It makes it possible to adopt measures that temporarily reduce individual freedoms, including curfews that prohibit movement or trade at night. Guinea, like many other countries, has decided to close restaurants, bars, schools, universities, churches and mosques for two weeks. African countries need support in preparing for the health crisis, and for the economic fallout.
Source: The North Africa Journal March 30, 2020 16:18 UTC