Senegalese President Macky Sall announcing a softening of state emergency measures taken to curb the spread of Covid-19 during an address to the nation from the Presidential Palace in Dakar on May 11, 2020.
Lionel Mandeix/Senegalese Presidency/AFP
– Senegal’s President Macky Sall began a preventative two-week quarantine after
coming into contact with a coronavirus case, although the leader has tested
negative for the disease, his office said.
The West African country has
reported more than 6 100 Covid-19 infections and 93 deaths, and a state of
emergency in place since March is being slowly lifted.
“In line with medical advice
on the matter, President Sall has put himself in quarantine for two weeks from
Wednesday,” spokesperson Seydou Gueye said in a short televised statement.
Since the pandemic erupted
earlier this year, a number of senior political figures worldwide have caught
the disease, including British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was
hospitalised and has now recovered.
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