Test, treat, track, Togo’s strategy to contain the Covid-19 pandemic

Tuesday, 26 May 2020 17:11
Test, treat, track, Togo’s strategy to contain the Covid-19 pandemic

(Togo First) - To contain the spread of the coronavirus, Togolese authorities plan to test more people and actively monitor suspected cases. 

The information was recently given by the national coordination team for the Covid-19 response. According to the latter, Lomé’s strategy revolves around testing suspects, quarantining and treating them, and finally tracking them. 

In line with this strategy, which is recommended by the World Health Organization, mobile labs were deployed in various prefectures, such as Dapaong, Sokodé, and Atakpamé. 

Another policy announced by Lomé is to systematically test chief districts that have passed the threshold of 10 cases set by the coordinating team. This, according to the head of the team, Col. Djibril Mohaman, has already been done in Kouvon, a village located in the Tchaoudjo prefecture. As a result, no new case has been recorded there since then. 

With about 15,000 tests conducted so far, Togo is currently one of the leading countries in this regard, both across the region and the continent. To date, the nation has confirmed 386 Covid-19 cases, 161 recoveries, and 13 deaths. 

Ayi Renaud Dossavi

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