FILE PHOTO: Senegal’s President Macky Sall speaks throughout a joint information convention on the finish of the Summit on the Financing of African Economies in Paris, France Could 18, 2021. Ludovic Marin/Pool by way of REUTERS/File Picture
July 16, 2021
DAKAR (Reuters) – Senegal’s President Macky Sall threatened on Friday to shut the borders and re-impose a state of emergency after the nation registered a brand new document variety of every day COVID-19 instances for the third time in per week.
Whereas Senegal has seen comparatively few coronavirus instances and deaths to this point, it doesn’t have sufficient doses to vaccinate extensively because it experiences a 3rd wave of the virus.
The well being ministry reported 738 new instances on Friday, greater than the earlier information of 733 on Wednesday and 529 on Sunday.
“I wish to say very clearly that if the numbers proceed to rise, I’ll take all vital measures together with if it means returning to a state of emergency or closing the borders or banning actions,” Sall mentioned in a televised handle.
There have been 49,008 infections and 1,209 coronavirus-related deaths reported in Senegal for the reason that pandemic started.
(Reporting by Diadie Ba; Writing by Aaron Ross; Enhancing by Sonya Hepinstall)