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Coronavirus: President Sall of Senegal orders all schools closed by Kwanza: 9:01am On Mar 15, 2020
Senegal's President Macky Sall on Saturday ordered all schools and universities closed for the next three weeks and religious festivals cancelled in response to a coronavirus outbreak that has infected 24 people in the past two weeks.

Senegal is the first sub-Saharan African country to close its schools, according to a list compiled by U.N. cultural agency UNESCO. As of Friday, 39 countries had closed schools nationwide, affecting over 420 million children and youths, UNESCO said.

Since Thursday, 17 contacts of a man who returned from Italy to the city of Touba, which was scheduled to host a religious festival later this month, have tested positive. The man's two-year-old baby was one of three new confirmed cases on Saturday, the health ministry said.

"With the appearance of a hotbed of community transmission in Touba, I instructed the government (to adopt) a contingency plan to prevent the propagation of the epidemic," Sall said after a meeting with his advisers.

He added that the army would help build mobile hospitals.

Senegal has confirmed the second most coronavirus cases in sub-Saharan Africa, behind South Africa, which has reported 38.

The region did not record its first case until Feb. 28 in Nigeria, but there are now dozens of cases across at least 16 countries. Rwanda and Namibia both announced their first cases on Saturday.
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Re: Coronavirus: President Sall of Senegal orders all schools closed by TMKsouth: 11:11am On Mar 15, 2020
That Italian guy was like a bull in a Chinese shop - 17 direct contacts all tested positive! shocked
Re: Coronavirus: President Sall of Senegal orders all schools closed by TMKsouth: 11:14am On Mar 15, 2020
SA now up to 51. Time to shut the borders.
Re: Coronavirus: President Sall of Senegal orders all schools closed by JaceBlaze: 11:55am On Mar 15, 2020
TMKsouth:

SA now up to 51. Time to shut the borders.
I saw some American shows were without audience this past week,WWE one of them.Some countries are taking this disease seriously while SA is so nonchalant about it.Do we have a president?

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Re: Coronavirus: President Sall of Senegal orders all schools closed by TMKsouth: 11:59am On Mar 15, 2020
JaceBlaze:
I saw some American shows were without audience this past week,WWE one of them.Some countries are taking this disease seriously while SA is so nonchalant about it.Do we have a president?

There's a special cabinet meeting today to discuss the matter. Apparently a travel ban is on the cards since all our infections originate from Europe.

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Re: Coronavirus: President Sall of Senegal orders all schools closed by JaceBlaze: 12:06pm On Mar 15, 2020
TMKsouth:


There's a special cabinet meeting today to discuss the matter. Apparently a travel ban is on the cards since all our infections originate from Europe.
Let's hope Ramaphosa won't be more concerned with showing the entire world how benevolent he is than protecting people of the Republic.
Re: Coronavirus: President Sall of Senegal orders all schools closed by jesmond3945: 12:12pm On Mar 15, 2020
guys please wake up. this is illuminati in action. how can a country with no cases order closure of schools? guys wake up.
Re: Coronavirus: President Sall of Senegal orders all schools closed by TMKsouth: 12:13pm On Mar 15, 2020
JaceBlaze:
Let's hope Ramaphosa won't be more concerned with showing the entire world how benevolent he is than protecting people of the Republic.

They'll do the right thing. We'll know by this evening.

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Re: Coronavirus: President Sall of Senegal orders all schools closed by TMKsouth: 12:15pm On Mar 15, 2020
jesmond3945:
guys please wake up. this is illuminati in action. how can a country with no cases order closure of schools? guys wake up.

The article says they have 24 cases.
Re: Coronavirus: President Sall of Senegal orders all schools closed by IronGalaxy: 1:30pm On Mar 15, 2020
JaceBlaze:
I saw some American shows were without audience this past week,WWE one of them.Some countries are taking this disease seriously while SA is so nonchalant about it.Do we have a president?
Bro, Ramaphosa is too meek.

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Re: Coronavirus: President Sall of Senegal orders all schools closed by jesmond3945: 1:50pm On Mar 15, 2020
TMKsouth:


The article says they have 24 cases.
24 cases and school closed but uk has 2000 and no school closed. next would be nigeria
Re: Coronavirus: President Sall of Senegal orders all schools closed by TMKsouth: 2:00pm On Mar 15, 2020
jesmond3945:
24 cases and school closed but uk has 2000 and no school closed. next would be nigeria

Probably because the UK has more confidence in their healthcare system to combat this than Senegal does. So Senegal is adopting a preventative measure whereas the UK is adopting a reactionary one.

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Re: Coronavirus: President Sall of Senegal orders all schools closed by JaceBlaze: 2:29pm On Mar 15, 2020
IronGalaxy:
Bro, Ramaphosa is too meek.
Tell me about it,and to think I initially had confidence in the guy.He is too uninspiring to listen to with his robotic speeches.I just can't deal...
Re: Coronavirus: President Sall of Senegal orders all schools closed by IronGalaxy: 3:01pm On Mar 15, 2020
JaceBlaze:
Tell me about it,and to think I initially had confidence in the guy.He is too uninspiring to listen to with his robotic speeches.I just can't deal...
Had confidence in him too, I mean coming from a company of former ANC stalwarts like Sisulu, Tambo etc, I expected a lot from him. A tough leader would have dealt with the likes of Ace Magashule long ago

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Re: Coronavirus: President Sall of Senegal orders all schools closed by JaceBlaze: 3:45pm On Mar 15, 2020
IronGalaxy:
Had confidence in him too, I mean coming from a company of former ANC stalwarts like Sisulu, Tambo etc, I expected a lot from him. A tough leader would have dealt with the likes of Ace Magashule long ago
He functions with the battery of the current corrupt ANC cadre on his back so he can't act against their wishes.He is by far the weakest president we ever had.Damn even Zuma had balls & personality.

Re: Coronavirus: President Sall of Senegal orders all schools closed by TMKsouth: 4:44pm On Mar 15, 2020
JaceBlaze:
He functions with the battery of the current corrupt ANC cadre on his back so he can't act against their wishes.He is by far the weakest president we ever had.Damn even Zuma had balls & personality.

President to address nation just now at 18:00.

IronGalaxy

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Re: Coronavirus: President Sall of Senegal orders all schools closed by JaceBlaze: 5:37pm On Mar 15, 2020
TMKsouth:


President to address nation just now at 18:00.

IronGalaxy

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Re: Coronavirus: President Sall of Senegal orders all schools closed by jesmond3945: 6:06pm On Mar 15, 2020
TMKsouth:


Probably because the UK has more confidence in their healthcare system to combat this than Senegal does. So Senegal is adopting a preventative measure whereas the UK is adopting a reactionary one.
when uk is already short of respirators?
Re: Coronavirus: President Sall of Senegal orders all schools closed by TMKsouth: 6:55pm On Mar 15, 2020
jesmond3945:
when uk is already short of respirators?

Well I'm no expert on why these countries are taking different measures, that's why I qualified my answer with 'probably'.

But I heard something like the UK is postponing non essential hospital visits in order to optimally utilise their resources, like respirators and such.
Re: Coronavirus: President Sall of Senegal orders all schools closed by TMKsouth: 7:07pm On Mar 15, 2020
SA also closes schools from Wednesday til after Easter.

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