PM Dogbe urges concerned actors to better handle the Covid-19 crisis

Thursday, 09 September 2021 19:29
PM Dogbe urges concerned actors to better handle the Covid-19 crisis

(Togo First) - Togolese Prime Minister, Victoire Tomégah-Dogbé, met last Tuesday with the various actors engaged in the fight against Covid-19 in the country. She told them to implement safety measures more efficiently.

Amid a resurgence in the number of cases and deaths tied to the virus, the PM urged actors concerned to “reinforce the safety measures and remobilize populations for their efficient implementation, to slow the pandemic and reverse the curve.”

The number of active cases has quadrupled with more than 5,000 people infected. Deaths keep rising, said Prof. Didier Koumavi Ekouévi, Chairman of the Scientific Council. From June where only four people were reported to have succumbed to the virus, this number rose to 22 and 33, in July and August respectively. 

Thus, “stricter measures were proposed to keep under control the situation which is getting concerning,” the actors present at the meeting with the PM said. 

Measures introduced by the government to curb the pandemic include the obligation to wear a face mask, the closure of land borders and worship places (which are only partially opened). On September 7, 200 deaths, 4,810 active cases, 17,822 recoveries, and 22,832 confirmed cases had been reported.

Togo is second in Africa, and 15th in the world to handle the Covid-19 pandemic best, according to a study conducted by the Lowy Institute. 

Esaïe Edoh

To contact us: c o n t a c t [@] t o g o f i r s t . c o m

Please publish modules in offcanvas position.