RiskWatcher COVID-19 – Alerts on April 24th, 2020
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1. NIGERIA: Bauchi State – Partial lockdown from April 26th, 2020
The state governor ordered on April 23rd, 2020, the partial lockdown of Bauchi State from April 26th, 2020, to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
The governor instructed the suspension of non-essential activities, including the closure of state markets, except for those selling essential supplies.
2. ALGERIA: Algiers – Gradual lifting of restrictions
3. ESWATINI: Mbabane – Reinstatement of restrictive measures
4. PHILIPPINES: Manila – Extension of quarantine measures until May 15th, 2020
On April 23rd, 2020, President Rodrigo Duterte extended the community quarantine measures in Metro Manila, central Luzon, Calabarzon and other high-risk areas until at least May 15th, 2020.
The enhanced measures include the following areas: Pangasinan, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecijia, Pampanga, Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, Rizal, Eastern Mindoro, Western Mindoro, Albay, and Catanduanes.
5. PAKISTAN: Sindh – Restrictive Measures tightened for Prayers in Mosques
The authorities announced the strengthening of restrictive measures for prayers in mosques, throughout Sindh province, as part of the fight against COVID-19.
To this end, only five people are allowed to gather in mosques.
In addition, the measures will be more stringent between 12 a.m. and 15 p.m. (local time) on Fridays to ensure that people remain in their homes.
6. NEW ZEALAND: Auckland – Suspension of Air New Zealand until June 30th, 2020
Air New Zealand has announced the cancellation of most of its international flights until June 30th, 2020, due to the pandemic.
Scheduled flights from Auckland (AKL/NZAA) to Buenos Aires (EZE/SAEZ), Los Angeles (LAX/KLAX), Newark Liberty (EWR/KEWR), and London Heathrow (LHR/EGLL) will not resume now.
7. CONGO DRC: Kinshasa – Extension of the state of emergency
From this Friday, April 24th, 2020, the state of health emergency, declared since March 24th, 2020, will be extended for 15 more days, according to a law promulgated by the President of the Republic.
Other measures are likely to be taken depending on the evolution of the cases.
To date, 377 cases of COVID-19, including 25 deaths, have been reported in the country.
8. THAILAND: Buriram/Chonburi – Easing of restrictive measures
The Thai authorities have announced an easing of restrictive measures in the provinces of Buriram and Chonburi from May 1st, 2020.
In addition, the confinement of Chonburi province will be lifted on that date.
Residents will be allowed to enter flea markets, food stalls and other businesses. However, the wearing of masks remains mandatory.
9. CZECH REPUBLIC: Prague – Relaxation of restrictive measures
The Czech authorities announced on Thursday, April 23rd, 2020, that the gradual end of containment should be completed on May 25th, 2020, and not on June 8th, 2020, as originally planned.
Several restrictive measures were lifted on April 20th, 2020, in particular with the reopening of foreign markets.
10. PERU: Lima – Containment Extension
The Peruvian authorities announced on Thursday, April 23rd, 2020, the extension of the state of emergency until May 10th, 2020.
Curfew and mandatory quarantine should remain in force during this period.
To date, 19,250 cases of COVID-19, including 572 associated deaths, have been reported in the country.