RiskWatcher COVID-19 – Alerts on April 29th, 2020
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1. NIGERIA: Ekiti – Extension of restrictions until May 3rd, 2020
The Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, announced an extension of the currently enforced containment measures until May 3rd, 2020.
A daily curfew regime will be in force from 6 p.m to 6 a.m (local time).
All non-essential travels will be prohibited, except in the event of a verified medical emergency.
Wearing a face mask in public remains mandatory, while restrictions on social and religious gatherings remain in place.
To date, there have been 1,337 cases of COVID-19, including 40 fatalities.
2. SOUTH AFRICA: Pretoria – New curfew from May 1st, 2020
The South African government plans to introduce a curfew regime, as part of the recently adopted Level 4 restrictions.
The curfew regime will come into effect at the same time as the other Level 4 regulations, i.e. from May 1st, 2020.
It will apply from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. (local time) throughout the country.
As of April 29th, 2020, there are 4,996 cases of COVID-19 in the country, including 93 fatalities.
3. UNITED STATES: Montgomery – Curfew continues
Mayor Steven Reed’s office said on April 28th, 2020, that the city of Montgomery will remain placed under curfew regime, despite an order recently issued by the Alabama government relaxing the State’s restrictions.
Authorities have stated that the curfew regime will remain in effect for the time being. The date on which the measure would be lifted has not been announced.
As of April 29th, 2020, the country has 1,035,765 cases of COVID-19, including 59,266 fatalities.
4. SRI LANKA: Colombo – Relaxation of restrictions in some districts
On April 29th, 2020, authorities announced the relaxation of the currently enforced national curfew regime, with the exception of Colombo, Kalutara, Gampaha and Puttalam districts.
To this end, the curfew regimee will be in force every day from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. (local time) until May 1st, 2020.
As of April 29th, 2020, there are 619 cases of COVID-19 in the country, including 7 fatalities.
5. SYRIA: Damascus – Extension of restriction measures
Local authorities announced on April 28th, 2020, the extension of the currently enforced nationwide restrictions until further notice.
However, this measure does not apply to businesses and companies, which will be allowed to remain open between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (local time).
In addition, authorities are considering lifting the quarantine measures currenly enforced in Sayeda Zainab, a suburb of Damascus, in the coming days.
As of April 29th, 2020, there are 43 cases of COVID-19 in the country, including 3 fatalities.
6. CZECH REPUBLIC: Prague – Extension of the state of emergency until May 17th, 2020
On April 28th, 2020, the Czech authorities announced that it would extend the enforcement of current state of emergency regime until May 17th, 2020.
As a reminder, the Czech authorities announced on April 23rd, 2020, their intention to lift the bans on international travel and non-essential travel.
As of April 28th, 2020, 7,486 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the country, including 225 fatalities.
7. CONGO DRC: Kinshasa – Extension of the state of health emergency until May 10th, 2020
Local authorities have extended the state of public health emergency until at least May 10th, 2020.
As a reminder, a curfewr regime is in place throughout the country from 8 p.m to 5 a.m (local time).
All places of worship, schools, bars and restaurants are closed. All land, air and sea borders will remain closed until at least May 10th, 2020, except for cargo flights and ships.
To date, there have been 207 cases of COVID-19, including 8 fatalities.
8. KAZAKHSTAN: Almaty/Nur-Sultan – Resumption of Air Astana flights as of May 1st, 2020
Local air transport officials announced on April 28th, 2020, the resumption of Air Astana’s scheduled flights between Almaty and Nur-Sultan as of May 1st, 2020.
The flights will be subject to ongoing health requirements, including the mandatory wearing of individual masks by passengers and crew, cabin disinfection after each flight and the respect of social distancing measures on board.
As of April 29th, 2020, there have been 3,027 cases of COVID-19, including 25 deaths.
9. KIRGHIZISTAN: Bishkek – Emergency measures extended to May 10th, 2020
Local authorities have extended the regime of state of emergency and containment of the cities of Bishkek, Osh and Jalal-Abad and the At-Bashi district, in the Naryn region until May 10th, 2020.
Measures include the enforcement of a curfew regime, effective from 8 p.m to 7 a.m (local time).
More than 700 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Kyrgyzstan.
10. GHANA: Accra – Resumption of domestic flights on May 1st, 2020
On April 28th, 2020, Aviation Minister Joseph Kofi Adda announced the resumption of domestic flights as of May 1st, 2020.
Flights to local airports had been suspended as part of the measures put in place to stem the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
To date, there have been 1,550 cases of COVID-19 in Ghana, including 11 fatalities.