Sumerianz Journal of Biotechnology

Online ISSN: 2617-3050
Print ISSN: 2617-3123

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Volume 3 Issue 5 (2020)

A Review of the Results of Senegal's Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic Through State of Emergency and Curfew

Authors : Cheikh Faye ; Cheikh Tidiane Wade ; Sidy Diéye ; Eddy Nilsone Gomis
Public health security is about preventing and controlling infections around the world. These measures are everyone’s business to ensure the prevention of any outbreak of diseases with epidemic potential. Africa may be particularly well placed to have the most serious and under-detected outcomes related to COVID-19 infection. This paper aims to examine the results of Senegal’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic through a state of emergency and curfew. The methodology is based on the analysis of COVID-19 data in Senegal and a critical review of relevant articles to date and journal publications on the subject. The results show, despite the barrier measures taken, the state of emergency and the curfew, an increase in the number of newcomers in recent days, the majority coming from Dakar. This could be an indication of the spread of the virus in the general population as the government intensifies testing beyond clinical symptoms. In Senegal, the problem of high unemployment and the informal economy, which has been exacerbated by measures taken to contain and control the spread of the virus, will require specific interventions to mitigate the livelihoods of this group. With the recent announcement of a plan to relax measures, new guidelines and stricter procedures such as the wearing of masks need to be put in place and monitored to slow the rapid spread that could overwhelm the country’s health systems and economy. Such measures and strategies to contain COVID-19 should enable Senegal to provide a robust response to the pandemic.

Pages: 26-37