Togo extends state of emergency, again

Wednesday, 16 September 2020 16:25
Togo extends state of emergency, again

(Togo First) - Just as it was about to be lifted, the state of emergency in Togo could be extended to March 2021. 

Indeed, the deputies who met for a plenary session yesterday authorized the government to extend the state of emergency for another six months. In detail, two bills were passed by the Assembly: The first extends the time limit for the government to take its measures by ordinance for six months and the second authorizes it to extend the state of emergency. 

The definitive duration of each period should be decided by presidential decree, depending on how the pandemic evolves. The goal is to give some flexibility to measures taken in response to Covid-19; measures which, it should be noted, are taken at the council of ministers, based on the opinion of the constitutional court.

At the moment, Togo has reported 334 active cases of Covid-19, 1,204 recoveries, and 40 deaths, out of 1,578 cases recorded so far (thus 190 cases per million). 

Ayi Renaud Dossavi

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