As of May 4, the Government of Senegal had reported 1,271 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 10 deaths.
he COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented situation that has us all feeling defeated. Almost every country around the globe has reported confirmed cases of COVID-19, with Senegal seeing rapidly increasing numbers.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Senegal works in the United States and internationally to support the public in whatever way we can.
Right now, Boys & Girls Clubs of Senegal is working diligently to support communities navigate through these critical moments by distributing sanitizers, facilitating provision of meals and educating communities on the importance of staying home and practicing social distancing to stop the spread of the virus.
The Government of Senegal has taken the following measures to stop and prevent the spread of COVID-19
- On May 3, the Government of Senegal extended the State of Emergency for 30 days.
- On April 20, the Government of Senegal ordered that face coverings are now required in all public spaces and on public transportation. Face coverings must be worn in taxis, markets, supermarkets, and office buildings, and in private vehicles. Expect this requirement at all local businesses.
- On April 16, the Government of Senegal extended the suspension of all international air travel (with limited exceptions) through May 31, 2020.
- The State of Emergency announced on March 23 remains in effect, which includes the following measures that may affect U.S. citizens in Senegal: institution of a daily 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. curfew; increased regulation of the movement of people, vehicles, and goods; prohibition of parades, rallies, and public demonstrations on public roadways; closure of public meeting places; and the prohibition of public or private meetings.
- The Government of Senegal has authorized the military to enforce these orders.
- On March 19, the Government of Senegal ordered all mosques in the Dakar region closed until further notice.
- On March 14, the Government of Senegal announced the following measures in response to COVID-19:
30-day prohibition on large public gatherings, including Senegal’s 60th Independence Day;
suspension of all educational instruction, including universities, secondary schools, primary schools, and nursery schools;
temporary prohibition on cruise ships to Senegal;
enhanced health screening measures at borders and airports; and
suspension of the Hajj pilgrimage and all Christian pilgrimages.
Entry and Exit Requirements:
- The Government of Senegal has suspended all international air travel (with limited exceptions). The restriction went into effect on March 20 and has been extended through May 31.
- Land borders are closed.
- No general quarantine policies are currently in effect.
BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND
B oys & Girls Clubs of Senegal started a Global COVID-19 Relief Fund on Saturday.
- Your donation will help provide food to communities.
- Ensure continued access to free meals for children in need.
- Provide medical resources to health-care organizations such as masks, gowns, gloves and other protective equipment.
- Educate communities on COVID-19 and social distancing campaigns to limit the spread of the virus.
- Build Youth Development Toolbox applications that provide easy and immediate access to activities and learning opportunities for children to engage in at home.
- Build an online learning platform that everyone can access to learn, teach and play.
- Deliver books to children in need who don’t have Internet access or home libraries to keep learning.
Source: US embassy Senegal & Senegal ministry of Health