Coronavirus in Togo, opening of air borders and places of worship

 Coronavirus in Togo, opening of air borders and places of worship

The Coronavirus pandemic seems to be part of the daily life of all inhabitants of our planet. You have to learn to live with it. Five months after the first virus alerts, followed later by the closure of land and air borders, commercial flights resumed at Lomé International Airport on 1 August 2020.

This takeover takes into account compliance with barrier measures. In particular social distancing, hand-washing protocol, electronic thermometer, and the disinfection tunnel.

The PCR test (the reference test for the diagnosis of the acute phase of Covid-19, can detect the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the body of an individual at a given time and therefore confirms a diagnosis of Covid-19 made by a doctor. This test is mandatory seventy-two (72) hours before any departure. The result is delivered by SMS and email within 24 hours.
In addition, passengers are required to download the “Togo Safe” application upon arrival for quarantine and self-confinement purposes.

The management of the National Civil Aviation Agency believes that they are ready to face the challenge of not spreading the virus.

In addition, some places of worship and churches were allowed to reopen on 17 July 2020. Mosques first, then churches. Nevertheless, some congregations have abstained for the time being. Everything seems to be proceeding in respect of the recommendations. Announcements reminding people to forego gatherings and meetings after the celebrations are constantly being made by religious leaders.

The Togolese government has opted for a partial and gradual reopening, with a fixed quota granted by the prefecture to each religious denomination.

Night cults and wakes are forbidden.

Funeral ceremonies are done in sobriety, some in privacy for bereaved families.

The year-end examinations are done in accordance with the restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic. There are certain tests that are a major part of the pandemic.

To date, Togo has recorded nine hundred and ninety-eight (988) confirmed cases, six hundred and seventy-three (673) recovered patients, two hundred and ninety-six (296) active cases and nineteen (19) deaths.

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