Togo: Worship places and big bars allowed to reopen

Monday, 11 October 2021 15:46
Togo: Worship places and big bars allowed to reopen

(Togo First) - In Togo, places of worship and “large bars”, previously closed due to health measures adopted since September 10, have been allowed to reopen. 

The government made the announcement last Friday, via a statement issued by the ministers of territorial administration and culture.

Considering the evolution of the infection in our country and after an exchange with the actors, the places of worship are now authorized to open, while taking into account the list of places of worship that were authorized to open before the closure measure,” said the Togolese authorities. At the same time, mobile vaccination structures will be deployed near these places of worship.

Similarly, they inform that “taking into account the evolution of the epidemiological situation in our country and discussions with the actors of the sectors concerned, the measures are adjusted as follows: the opening of large bars is authorized with an awareness campaign conducted by managers who will encourage customers to get vaccinated.” Authorities added that “vaccination facilities will be set up near large bars”.

Vaccination pass still mandatory

However, the obligation to present a vaccination pass before accessing administrative buildings is still compulsory, according to the government which emphasizes that “other measures remain in force.” 

The measures, some of which have just been lifted, “will be adjusted depending on how the pandemic evolves in the country,” the ministers of territorial administration and tourism said. Also, restrictions implemented last month “will be systematically reintroduced if cases increase significantly.”

To date, Togo has officially recorded 1,310 active cases of Covid-19, with 235 deaths recorded since the beginning of the pandemic, and a total of 2,531 cumulative cases.

Ayi Renaud Dossavi

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