COVID-19 cases in Guinea-Bissau rise to 74, with 20 new cases


Guinea-Bissau reported on Monday 20 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 74, a health official announced.

“The National Laboratory of Public Health has today tested 94 suspected case. After analysis, 20 cases have been declared positive,” Tumane Balde, spokesman of the national interministerial commission for prevention and fight against COVID-19, said during a briefing on the situation in the country.

After a slight rectification of the number of confirmed cases on Sunday night, Guinea-Bissau currently has 74 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 3 cured and one death.

In order to fight against the spread of the pandemic, the government of Guinea-Bissau has decided it’s necessary to maintain the restrictive measures that have been put in place, including the closing of borders, restaurants, bars, places of worships and schools, and banning gathering and circulation of people.

A curfew has been imposed between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. and people are only allowed to leave their homes between 7:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. to go shopping and buy food.

President of Guinea-Bissau Umaro Sissoco Embalo has extended the state of emergency till May 11. Enditem

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