Chad confines Ndjamena and its major cities

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Beginning of confinement in the capital and major cities from this Friday, May 8. Containment to avoid spreading to other cities when the country has already registered 256 cases and 27 deaths. But for some specialists, the decision comes a little late.

With our correspondent in Ndjamena, Madjiasra Nako

From this Friday and for two weeks, inter-urban travel is prohibited. Vehicles transporting goods are only allowed to enter the city from 10 p.m., two hours after the end of the curfew, which begins at 8 p.m. and 5 a.m.

This is to prevent the virus from circulating explains the Minister of Public Health, Professor Mahmoud Youssouf Khayal.

The decree 38 that we have just signed takes into account all the chief towns of the province and the city of Ndjamena, that is to say all our cities. This is to prevent the circulation of the virus, which is very contagious. (…) These are measures to prevent the virus from traveling.

Pr Mahmoud Youssouf Khayal

The country has just recorded 83 new cases, a record bringing to 253 cases of Covid-19 for nearly 30 cases of death. A mortality rate which can be explained, according to specialists, by the lack of generalized tests and the non-compliance with barrier measures.

In recent days, the capital has recorded several deaths following symptoms similar to the Covid, forcing the authorities to make the passage through the morgue of each body.

For this Thursday, four bodies out of the nine tested were positive for the coronavirus. This is to say according to a specialist that the virus has spread in the country and in the absence of generalized tests, it will be difficult to measure the extent of the pandemic.

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